Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Salt

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

Shepherd


Carpe Diem #856 Shepherds



winter night
lonely shepherd gazes
at the heavens


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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Illusion

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

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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

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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


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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

Past

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

Nap





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

Ladybugs



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




Strawberries





wild strawberries 
crowding the dandelions
among my iris
  



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strawberry sunrise 
spreading a warm glow 
across the lawn  


~~~  

full strawberry moon
resting under our feet

summer rain