Frozen Spring #haiku #spring


Spring dreams

ballerina water dance

frozen in motion

ballet hydrangea

 En pointe

hydrangea surrounds the stage

ballerina’s spray

This poem for Poetry Pantry at Poet’s United was written in the heart of winter. The ballerina in these haiku awaits the opening of spring’s curtain.

I am so grateful to Poet’s United for the interview about the poetry book for the orphans of Ebola in Liberia and to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. If you are unfamiliar with these two poetry communities, please check them out.

Submissions are open until June 1st.

The poems being submitted are a beautiful chorus that fit so well together.


Only the Shadow Knows… #photography #poetry



The shadow a hidden story to tell

hidden in his pocket or beneath a well

is he portraying a man with a walking stick

or is behind the curtains, you can pick

peaking from beneath dancing shoes

whose ballerina never knew

the secret lies in the trees

chill conveyed on winter’s breeze


The WordPress  Daily Post Photography Challenge is “Shadow”


Rare Discovery #haiku #nature #photography

mezurashi ya   yama wo ide ha no   natsu nasubi

how rare!
on leaving the mountain
the first eggplant


mushroom mornFor moments you peak

before sun’s heat dries your skin

lawn ballerina

Carpe Diem’s prompt “How Rare” is inspired by one of Basho’s lesser known haiku.