A Bit Taller #haiku

The prompt from Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai — Here is the haiku by Michael Dylan Welch to inspire you to write an all new haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form: pull of tonight’s moon— the harbor lighthouse a little taller © Michael Dylan Welch . My son when he was a little guy always lovedContinue reading “A Bit Taller #haiku”

Summer Dreams #haiku #photography

suwari taru fune ni neteiru atsusa kana in a boat grounded at low tide, taking a nap in the summer heat! © Yosa Buson swaying with the tide my dreams roll with the waves rope’s gentle tug On a warm summer’s afternoon, it is easy to doze into a nap filled with dreams. The promptContinue reading “Summer Dreams #haiku #photography”

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”

Time Passage #poetry

I stood on the edge of the universe stars within my grasp reach for them I did I never thought to ask nudging my fingertips a velvety lamb’s ear in an old forgotten grotto nature knows she is here In the expanse of a gallery the paint is still fresh though the paintings are old where I hadContinue reading “Time Passage #poetry”

Frozen Spring #haiku #spring

  Spring dreams ballerina water dance frozen in motion  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 poetryContinue reading “Frozen Spring #haiku #spring”

Monet and Poplars #haiku #art

  Gathering my thoughts my paints loathe to follow poplar dreams * sky color palette cloud influenced impression Monet found * canvas dry I miss my poplar print no more tears   Monet influenced so many writers and artists and continues to do so. The Carpe Diem prompt is “Poplars”

Look Up #poetry #devotion

  They looked up to the sky wondering how the birds might Men in their minds worked puzzling over to flight Time after time they tried always another glitch falling apart at the seams so unlike the finch trials they persevered eager to gain height broken bones and wings brothers were named Wright higher andContinue reading “Look Up #poetry #devotion”

A Dream within a Dream #EdgarAllenPoe #haiku #photography

      A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM. ~Edgar Allen Poe Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow— You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In aContinue reading “A Dream within a Dream #EdgarAllenPoe #haiku #photography”

To the Future and Back Again #poetry #childhood #dpchallenge

When as a child where did dreams with you fly? did you ride dragons  were you a double agent spy? * Did the Orient Express carry you in style?  were you philosophic  pondering life all the while * Did your nose always end in books where you followed wizards hobbits with the name of Took?Continue reading “To the Future and Back Again #poetry #childhood #dpchallenge”

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