mindless drones
in a maddened frenzy
before the End Of Days
gather bits of crumbs
ten minutes before the closing hour

tanka #1
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addled shoppers
with apocalyptic vision
gather loaves of bread
a gallon of milk
and strawberry jam

tanka #2
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winter dawn
sounds of blowing snow
sleeping birds 

in the breath of a new day
dawn’s pale light filtering through

frost sharp air
cut into pieces by sunshine
sparkling on snow

among frosted rotting leaves
cacophony of colors

spots of blue
varying the light to fit
tracks in the snow

spinning blue kaleidoscope
revealing fainting footprints

ocean sunset
staying by the window
’till the color sinks 

piercing rippling shining waves
orange-gold and bright pink rays

cold winds
rounding snow-capped peaks
a full moon

zephyrs carry ocean scents
across mountains and valleys

before one star
beams from the lighthouse
search the sky 

guiding light through stormy seas
bright flame lures through foggy grey

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Response to Carpe Diem #1584 Winter Renga With Jane Reichhold — spots of blue


atop barren tree
a crow against winter’s branch
this snowy morning


single crow
lands on winter branch
this morning


cherry tree
a black crow plucking
white blossoms


in its beak
glistens under moon
sakura A

in its beak
glistens in night sky
a full moon B

*(I could not decide between poem A or poem B. Which do You prefer?) 


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Response to Carpe Diem #1582 Black Birds (modern kigo)