Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Haiku Horizons -salt

the salt of her tears
still on his tongue
as he walks away

Friday, November 13, 2015

Raindrops on Bamboo

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #99 raindrops on bamboo

raindrops on bamboo
shimmer in the sunlight
little diamonds

© Chèvrefeuille

water drop falls on a web
causing a cascade of pearls


Carpe Diem #856 Shepherds

winter night
lonely shepherd gazes
at the heavens


Sunday, November 8, 2015


Photo Chalenge # 85 Illusion

                                                           “Decompose” by zaldy icaonapo

Fragile petals
falls, dancing
in the light shadows;
hiding thorns within.
Deception lingers
in the corner
of her smiling lips,
playing with your soul.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Indian Fort

Carpe Diem #850 Tsengel (volcano)

 heat and sulfa
at the volcano’s rim - 
we argue 

 This volcano named Tsengel Hairhan means "delight holy mountain" in Mongolian. As I looked at pictures of beautiful world around the Altai Mountains I thought of the Pinnacles Of Indian Fort Mountain. These are beautiful mountains in Berea, Kentucky where we hiked as children. This picture was taken just before my brother was diagnosed with leukemia in 1978. It’s not a great shot but it is full of wonderful memories.

forever resting 
my brother’s memory
at the Pinnacle 


 Here is a video I found that will take you on a sweat free trip through some of the beauty to be found at Indian .Fort


high above the trees
resting at the mountains edge
hoarse scream of a hawk

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cor van den Heuvel's Poetry

Carpe Diem Special #177 Cor van den Heuvel's "a tide pool", three favorite haiku

Cor van den Heuvel's Haiku

a drop of water
floats by the canoe
on a curled leaf

neon puddles
in front of the waterfront bar
sound of a blues 

on the bathroom hamper
morning sunlight fills the sails
of a toy boat

the rusted paperclip
has stained my old poem
wind in the eaves


After reading Cor van den Heuve's poetry I had a hard time choosing favorites.  I choose the poems above for how they capture the simplicity of everyday life and wrap it in beauty.  All yesterday evening I thought about ordinary things and finding that spark of interest.  So today, I have been on a roll and written over 30 poems, mostly haiku.  ( Don’t worry Hamish I will not post them all here, besides I don't want to be in competition with Cor van den Heuvel's wonderful poems.)

my old poem found-
yellowed paper creased and worn
memories and ink fade

through the curtain
afternoon sunlight flowers
damp laundry

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Autumn Lake

light of the full moon
shines through colored leaves
at last ... autumn                 © Chèvrefeuille

sweaters pulled from mothballs
donned for a midnight stroll


autumn lake
echo of migrating geese
fades with the sunset

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Autumn Moon

autumn moon shines
on amber wheat field
creating golden cast


Autumn moon falls

between winter and summer
painting the sky


orb spider sits

poised on zigzag of new web
shining in moonlight

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Haiku Horizons prompt "past"

on a moonlit night
a shadow goes past the moon
a screech owl searching


in the garden
past the rusty trellis
a wrens nest


indian summer
I think of our brief past
slipping away

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


muggy afternoon
the cicada stops humming
for a nap


humid afternoon
rocking in his chair
grandpa nods off


lazy afternoon
summer sounds
lull me sleep

Sunday, July 26, 2015


gathering ladybugs
from corners where they winter
keeping safe for spring

clearing spring garden
retrieving lady bugs
 from leaf litter

Credit: JYM

summertime joy
watching ladybugs
on garden blooms

autumn afternoon
swarm of ladybugs
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Lilly of the valley

as fragrance fades
red berries replace the bells
lily of the valley


wild strawberries 
crowding the dandelions
among my iris


strawberry sunrise 
spreading a warm glow 
across the lawn  


full strawberry moon
resting under our feet

summer rain