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

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