Box of Memories #memories #haiku

flower covered box lily scented contents spill  memories inside scent of orchids– like a foreign country the sickle moon © Kobayashi Issa The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Lily of the Valley. Something about that flower reminds me of my grandmother. Thanks to friends like Charles Martin I am inspired each day toContinue reading “Box of Memories #memories #haiku”

Peony #poetry

She comes to the party in her finest walks with an elegant swoosh through the door all about in formal black white attire no one sees smile down-turned toward the floor all eyes are on this girl,  filled with spirit her feet are tired as she leaves the dance floor all hearts filled with love forContinue reading “Peony #poetry”

Feel the Stone #haiku

  eyes long to touch spring rain fills the earth’s cup her long finger caress There is something about a smooth stone that draws the eyes and the fingers to palpate the pulse of the smooth stone. This haiku in response to the prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai    

Behind a Smile #haiku #drawing

  colors in a line beauty tilts her head toward  light sun guides  my hands The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is carpe diem. I have never spent much time with  portraiture. The human form takes alot of study but I am getting to the point in life that there is no time likeContinue reading “Behind a Smile #haiku #drawing”

Fragile #haiku

eda moroshi   hi toshi yaburu    aki no kaze fragile twigs breaking off the scarlet papers autumn winds © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) ‘Toshi’ refers to a very fragile paper made in China. The idea of the poem was that even a fragile twig could tear the paper or the twigs were too fragile to holdContinue reading “Fragile #haiku”

Since Cherry Blossoms… #haiku

Inspired by Basho: since the cherry blossoms I’ve waited three months to see the twin-trunk pine Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) memories spill over cherry blossoms line the path counting the days * cherry daydreams soft pink decorates the sky never sated Photography: Moondust Designs 2015   This episode of Carpe Diem Haiku “Since Cherry Blossoms” is a reminderContinue reading “Since Cherry Blossoms… #haiku”

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