Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kasuga Wakamiya

Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri Festival ~

A goblet of crops
motley-dressed fest on the street
guided to the shrine

Friday, October 30, 2015

Under water

Under water
the green greeter awaits for
falling fortune

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Breadcrumbs trail

Daytime saving
bread crumbs I prepared for birds
one hour back


Chichibu Night Fest

the castanets, drums
enliven hearts.

Chichibu Night love-
red curtain behind
floating lanterns.

Firework highlights
flickering eyes
of darkness.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sail your smile in the air *

'Sail Boats' by Valda Fitzpatrick ~

When early cheerful birds break the eggshell of morning
routinely mingle with clock’s ‘tick-tock’, - the bustle enliven me, even if I’ve been drinking only one cup of coffee yet lit   up lavender candle with late regret of suspended moment…

When early cheerful birds scattered to first morning class,
the school attendant, not placid crow cowing - proclaims silence – the rain desired before, dies… leaving nondescript grey remnants in air to the discretion of magpie tales and quirks….

Along with birds
Mimicking “I’m great” pose,
I sail my smile in the air…

* Note: the title - the line from the poem by Kahlil Gibran

Read more at: PU Mid-Week Motif, 3WW

On the spot

'Raven flying home' by Lindsey Kustusch

Nondescript grey day
Under the raven’s wing -
A puddle.

A puddle
Mirroring a placid sky –
The quirky life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Taiko Matsuri

Taiko Matsuri
Abundant autumn harvest
Thanks giving!

Taiko-dio floats
Shoulders of 100 men
Moving in unison.

Sun, clouds & rain
Team up show
Nature's blessings!


Hiroshima remembered...

The Lanterns on the water
Sailing Long Letters Home
One way…

The moment of silence
Remembering, Earth breathes

Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Hiroshima Lantern Festival

Friday, October 23, 2015


Drifting clam shell
we send farewell
ebb and flow.

When the sun goes down
by the waterfront line
the footprints.


Ava Odori

He mimes controlling
A Live choreography
Kite dance.

Crisp kick behind
Restrictive kimono
Gestures to sky.

 Turning in no time
Cartwheels & somersaults
Omnipresent spirits.

Note: Ava Odori - Dance festival in Japan. Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

Shared with PU Poetry Pantry

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Rain falls on
Orihime weaving again
the rupture tales.

A flock of magpies
carries on to other side 
of the story.

Milky Way deepen
two star-crossed lovers

Note: Tanabata - Star Festival. Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Stargazer's tallest cap
cheers many stars arrived
to celebrate a fall.

she - fall...

She – fall-
          ing with
                   a tree…
leave after  leave,
the fantasy
of free
chains changing
to field;
recollection begins,
when between eyes
of two alike days
the lightning glimpse
with sunny rain,
or first frost at
                                        crispy track
a new pattern,
the mark
of new facet.

Its music reminds
the ancient revels’ flow,
the prophecy/foliage
at the earth altar 
autumn will throw.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

...a little taller

Harvest Moon above the Chicago Harbor Light ~ Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Multiplied like summer flies
Blotches at the moon


The path untraveled
Outside the Earth orbit
Lighthouse dream

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Carving soul

d'Verse Poetic ~ Carved in stone

I’ve sensed your soul
in the depth of the

Promoted the den(s) city
to family falling
rocks, mountains

Shoulders, spine bent
long ears – open
to farewell

in the grinder
of age

A m a z e… we found
unconsciously follow
in the spiral
of carving…

Read more at: d'Verse Poetic: Carved in stone, hosted by Bjorn


Pablo Picasso. Music painting

“Why do two colors,
Put one next to the other
P. Picasso

I speeding up every time
Nearby the Hwy 169
A coffee shop.

I swiftly sink
In the flowerbed
Such a fresh aroma.

His eyes caught the smell
The particles of burnt out maple leaves
Landed on the asphalt.

I saw your breath
Sahara warmth
My shoulders loose.

Radiant aura
Around treetop on the hill
When she spoke.

Heavy steps on the stairs
In her heart chamber
Still knight approaching.

Sharing with PU Poetry Pantry

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


You said: we must cut
the sharp edges
to smooth the life of
the risk and trial
(in your near-sight-

Instead we got double
efforts, and querying:
how to overcome
underwater rocks
and craters, escape
the pokes of
wicked spindle…

you said: now,
in no time,
we can afford
the lethargic sleep
for (another?) 100 years…

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vacillate no more!

George Tooker, self-portrait


My place, where I live now, is in the ravine.
Any wondering anemic katydid delays the leap, when sense the twitching placenta over it….

Once inexplicable melancholy took hold on me. I found in a stash the written mantra. It assisted me in the transformation…

The shell – an artifact, belong now to the museum of human limitations.

Human intervention
Shell limits.

Wordle #82 ~  Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Saturday, October 10, 2015

To ride or not to ride...


Wasn't it odd?
tracing the patterns,
through vicinity -
pond erring
on the mudflats,-
we pandered
our whimsy.

Wandered on dunes,
between the cabins,
the distance -
natural wonders
the thin wall
of a reason...

Whirligig # 28 ~ by MMT

Friday, October 9, 2015

One of a kind

If you asked for a chocolate, but got only the lemons – grimaced, teeth set on edge - keep on walking on the curb, bypassing the debris of the construction area – open unpaved road/skin, wind world wide…

‘corn candy hot tube’,- he’s saying distinctly and point in a new school’s direction, red with orange blues leaves installation,
‘so they’ll melt then…why?’ – she shrugs, hands endless in air.

The sun highlighting preschooler’s smile, and nearby cloud become a face of someone familiar from afar…

Enchanted road!  See! – the staring deer, not asking for tickets yet; a turkey, crossing the road in a rush; a dog on the grass – the face sealed with white royal stamp, - hosting the morning,  his invisible human stopped him from ranting…

The trees whispering fall foliage forecast, - still time to change…
The mystery lives just next to my neighborhood –

Nature and human
Vulnerable, wise
One of a kind.

Shared with PU, Poetry Pantry

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time lingo

You woke me up. Instead of weightless soft lips - gimleting text buzz, ricocheted off in the right hip. The vibes have shifted. The recent changes I’ve gone through seemed were not enough…

For only one day I've lost a new, only 3 months old job, but acquired 4 new students. Time indeed got squeezed. Though the headlight accidently was set with 60 sec. delay, as said the mechanic at the dealership.

There were no emotions produced by thoughts. I hung in limbo, remembering to breathe. Only by evening, exchanging messages with the friends, crying and laughing simultaneously, I felt a relief.

The new day’s rain drummed cheerfully on the tops of the roofs, celebrating last days of Mercury retrograde.
The growing can be lighthearted…

Only a reflection pause
Before a new act.

Shared with d'Verse Poets Pub

Monday, October 5, 2015

Twilight of memory *

Khalil Gibran ~ autoportret ~ 1911

…While reaching the hilltop they began to climb and dance,
 tired lambs turned in painless…
Once discovered, the path was already on the other side
of threshold of mind…

Deeper song
when life and death are one
sea between souls

* Note: written for d'Verse Haibun Monday2, hosted by Bjorn, inspired by Khalil Gibran quotes.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Clocked threat

Watch his erotic hands…
They high-light the fragments,
Poke with the needle threat
Our lives & whims.      

Eye for Eye -
Days gone dark,
Leaves change colors
As the thief – gloves & dreams.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Sabin Balasa. Freedom in the Aquarium, n.d. WikiArt

The fort open wood gate
uneven sand paths

When sun swiftly surfed
beneath pastel skies

Free versed we cruised
as the black swans of sea

In earthy aquarium
the splatters of we.


Sun surfing.
Aquarium. Earth.
Reversed time
cruised under
focal, the pastel blue sky -
reminiscing joy.

Notes: The last 6 lines - shadorma 3/5/3/3/7/5

Read more at: B&P's Shadorma & Beyond: Shadorma Summation

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Soul Song

I’m humming…
When a body put
a pressure on me,
when its conditional
chain armor shows
in disguise
the programmed,
frozen me…

I’m humming…
an eye into sky,
a beak knocks
in the glass
helmet –
I’m humming…
yellow in the blue,
the time, dimensions
step skipping, leap,
flit flutter fly
through leafs, lives,
the transient

Notes: I was inspired by photo and quote I found on Carrie's Van Horn blog "A Net Full of Butterflies"Thank you, Carrie!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A touch

Lion love

When I touch him…
a chin lies on the chest,
swelled love drops,
foggy thoughts,
leaning toward,
while music on,
people move
in the rhythm flow..

When I touch him -
He awakes.

When I touch
his shoulders
offering to heal…
what was that
challenged him,
his creative will,
what’ve come up
as a block
to protect the past,
to resist the change…

 “Everything I touch
let become a gold”
Let the issues go;
open to be healed
let the light in.

Read more at: PU Mid-Week Motif