Tuesday, December 15, 2015

white like snow

victorious -
mountain almonds blooming
white like snow
her autumn kimono
still wet with secrets

Linked to Carpe Diem Kai

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hallow's eve

The weight of darkness, waiting for the stars to fall, smells of soil. Old oak-trees, skeletal, brush against my sweaty face; their twigs are claws; laced with hunger. An owl hoots with desperation of an empty kiln. Suddenly awake, the bats leave the belfry, their eyes a-glow. Silence between my heartbeats diminishes as fog from rotting bogs, but still I hear his footsteps, confidently striding, crushing gravel.

shooting stars
dissipate my fantasy —
hallow’s eve

Haibun linked to Carpe Diem (shooting stars) and dVerse Poetics where Toni wants us to write poetry on Halloween.

Too late

for Fukushima
it's late for festivals -
abandoned floats

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jisei - a crocus

always uphill -
pilgrim's broken cart
lies discarded
but in meadow grass
a blooming crocus

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Carpe Diem Tan Renga - Sumitaku Kenshin's out of the washbowl

Out of the washbowl
I scoop up,
my distorted face        (Sumitaki Kenshen)

remembering the silence
of your moonless sleep

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Choka - Thunderstom

rippled cumulus
the sky's an anguished brow  
sentences afloat
raindrops falling from her lips
as arbor arms waves
in sudden gust of syllables
the flowers shudder
for yet unopened letter
thunderbolt to strike
a raven seeks her shelter

softness of your hand
turned granite from what's done
kisses of deceit
your skirt was raised by a wind
by his hands of thunderstorms

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Sunday, July 12, 2015


cottoncandy clouds -
just before the sunset
  she licks her lips

Monday, June 8, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Carpe Diem - unwilling carpenter

holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house

listening to hungry bed-bugs
calling from the old duvet

moaning walls
death of the last embers
hunger pangs

painting virgin snow
footprints cross the yard

lonely mother
searching in the straw
for what can't be found

unwilling - she's a carpenter
with yet another coffin made

frozen soil
spring will soon be met
in threnodies

sickness of a dying moon
she hails its sickle face

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Carpe Diem Tan Renga "Ancient woman"

the ancient woman
cherry tree blooms at old age
an event to remember           (Basho)

before you shed the tears
for her falling petals         (Me)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Carpe Diem - the oak

its tender roots
embrace the bones of dead -
a churchyard oak

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Carpe Diem Haiku - Crested waves

crested waves
fall silent in the sand -
my mother's house

May 4, 2015 Linked to Carpe Diem

Friday, April 17, 2015

Carpe Diem Haiku - wisdom

rusty weather-vane
forever pointing North -
a wise man's folly

Linked to Carpe Diem and Real Toads at National Haiku poetry day.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita's "actors we all are, she said "

This wonderful tanka by Fuyuko Tomita:

Actors we all are, she said
mirrors to reflect
each other
We all leave the stage, she said
and left a smile in mine

Inspired in me, thinking of an echo like the mirror of sound

Her laughter 
dances to the echo
of my heart

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai - Venice

breaking dawn -
with heartbeats of Laguna
tugboats leave

It's been a while, and I thought I would make an effort again from my blogspot site.

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