All the Right Ingredients #poetry #photography

sun and wave foam

 

missing is your smile

like a warm summer ray

when the doves come to nest

and the squirrels jump and play

empty are my hands

once filled with sweet dough

melty good your cookies

 so hard to let you go

unfilled is the space

that lies within my heart

never can replace love

that grew my early start

warm are the memories

that bring you close to mind

angels sing your praises

your actions always kind

needing still your spirit

to warm the bitter taste

sunny was your countenance

on cold blustery days

missing still your smile

like a warm summer ray

when the doves come to nest

and the squirrels jump and play

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Who is absent from your life that made such a difference?

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is Absence

 

 

 

 

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

block and tackle

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 prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Nap

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… #poetry

snow dust

Sun stands still

blazing rays drink deeply

I keep walking

***

good to know you’ve got a friend

no matter what the time the season

bone chilled or sun filled days

someone on whom you can depend

*

warm and welcome winter’s lantern

a shelter from sheer dark and cold

a hand to lead  through the snow fields

at days end the embers burn

*

so sweet and sunny are my dear friends

open door to veranda’s green

summer always springs eternal

love’s smile faithful fragrance send

yellow rose

No matter the season we all need friends. The folks at Poet’s United are friends for all seasons. The prompt today is summer or winter/ Solstice

Enjoy James Taylor singing “You’ve got a Friend”

You Are My Sunshine… #photography #nature

 

you know the song

sung long days ago

always warmed the heart

with season’s rays

This set in response to the prompt at Cee’s fun foto challenge – “You are my sunshine”

Join in the fun there’s always room for more!

Seasonal #poetry

fresh peaches

 

Reaching up my arms

soaking in sun’s warmth

my face catching rays

I welcome these days

***

impatient in Springtime

they say I will ripen

I dangle and wait

hanging over your gate

***

fingertips meet

lips long for sweet

juicy I run

sticky chin – what fun

***

such a short season

never understand the reason

peaches and cream

my summertime dream

****

What fruit do you enjoy in the summertime???

Departing Sea #haiku #sea #photography

 

bw sea foam line

a clam

torn from its shell
departing autumn


© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

This is the last verse in Basho’s ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ ‘The Narrow Road to the Far North. Departing Autumn is the inspiration for today’s Carpe Diem.

 

 

 

autumn waves

sea crushed shells alone remain

summer footprints gone

~L. Moon

Welcome Summer #poetry #photography #solstice

Blushing rose

 

How long you have hidden

averted your face

the cold winter presence

no longer a trace

you hoped for the sunshine

dreamed of the day

fling back the shutters

blow kisses and play

finger the dew drops

on velvety skin

beauty is open

a light from within

fear not the darkness

revel in today

warmth you are clothed in

fan dance in sun’s gaze

The prompt for Poet’s United Midweek Motif is in celebration of the Solstice on June 20 the contrast of Light and Dark.

What does light and dark symbolize to you?

 

Dance with the Monsoon #haiku #poetry #photography

leaf drop

In day’s heat I wait

sense it coming in the air

fragrant drops dance with me

*

fragrant drops dance with me

Monsoon sweeps me off my feet

drops all that remain

 

 

Kristjaan’s prompt is Monsoon Dance  which in itself is an inspiration to play with words.

Photography: “Leaf Drop” © L. Moon 2013

Hidden Tears #haiku #photography

Is she not beautiful...
Is she not beautiful…

Hidden is the trace

eves tears dangle in the breeze

heat wipes them away

Carpe Diem presents a special haiku challenge in memory of Kikaku

whose haiku follows:

such a beautiful face
the pheasant scratches it
with jagged spurs
Photography “Hibiscus Beauty” © L. Moon

 

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