Thursday, June 30, 2016

Birch alley


Birch grove
figures stretched out

Should I give it a try…      
rough bark on the grass
a birch wine
fill me in
new path leads to crossroads

Read more at:  CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Mysterious nature: Birch

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

rain falling

rain falling

who collects all grief

from the sky

* Create a haiku inspired on quote by Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) :
 “ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Read more at: MMLM Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille, Confucius

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A lonely shore

The boundaries
we built the castle of the sand
so brittle
a lonely shore won’t stay too long
impatient tide swish walls, and filter
life’s misery with love

*Use that quote:

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where
none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more." 
Quote by: Lord Byron "

Monday, June 27, 2016

A ghost deserving love

MLMM ~ Writing Prompt #165 ~ Collage #26

We are living in our head
after long meditation
an idea dived through the crown…

a headache riling
along hemispheres;
they say: conflict feelings-
priority matters

give it a name, a voice
express with confidence
you’ve earned in a hard way

driving a meat coated
skeleton made from stardust
through all bumps on the road

you are the Chariot,
sitting on both seats
at once

a ghost, deserving Love -
what do you have to be
scared of?

Friday, June 24, 2016

by the mountain spring

by the mountain spring
we talk about the same things
just in other words
©Goda Virginija Bendoraitieue

interpreted as hearts leap
touching the base of tarn

Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, Tan Renga Challenge #104

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Back in time

Summer fest
a princess weeping
under the willow

the whole oasis
near palm tree
passerby camels

a cruise-ship
Snow White route
over the rainbow edge

filled with yellow sunbeams
a shrine I built
in my prayer

* 12 words to use for this Tokubetsudesu haiku challenge

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer giveaway

~ 1 ~
June open
the summer giveaway steam
early this year

~ 2 ~
latte sun
I eager to drink
even in a steam weather

~ 3 ~
frozen in AC room
melted outside
a heart
sighing & bleeding
tears boiling in heaven

~ 4 ~
thunder at night
thousand raindrops at my threshold
questions, no answers yet

~ 5 ~
the shadow overgrew me
at escalator
leading to “South Pacific”
the musical at “Gathrie”

~ 6 ~
furious seagulls
battle for crumbs at the seacrest-

Sharing with PU Poetry Pantry

Friday, June 17, 2016

a flash of lightning

a flash of lightning –
passing through the darkness
a night heron’s scream
© Basho (1644-1694)

in the tense broken voice
a potion of eve
© Humbird

Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, Tan Renga Challenge

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

before you fall apart...

MLMM ~ Writing Prompt #163, Collage #25

Cheer, cheer…
and cardinal appears -
a cycle, season’s call

keep faith
through year of days and nights
despite the errors

a broken branch
sometimes not fatal -
the sign of growth

a leaf, a fruit, a flower
you’re too big for fragile tree
stand tall – to feel your power

before you fall apart
the task – to recreate,
to plant new sprouts

Read more at: MLMM Writing Prompt #163, Collage #25

Shared with PU Poetry Pantry

Friday, June 10, 2016

the plum blossoms gone

Gogō-an, the cottage where Ryōkan lived from 1804 to 1816  

the plum blossoms gone,
they look older than they are,
ancient cottage eaves
©Ryokan Taigu (1758-18310

dropping by Temari ball
in Zen meditation

Read more at: CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, Tan Renga Challenge #102 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Prosaic life

Writing Prompt #161 Collage #24 ~ Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Alas, our life sometimes prosaic,
when we are not aware
of the wings behind…

…love bags, tears puddles
mirroring the only faith
as transportation,
the world around -
a lonely bird case;
sometimes a leap
to neighbor’s windowsill
where dry perfume in
shiny bottle
replaced  with undermined
bug! - such fate,
the scented path,
entrusted leaves entangled
in the hair, and open view
to powerful, but wore off
a hot air balloon,
the kind of parody on moon
I plan to catch in silky
Zodiac moon cycle
crystal grid
to carry me upward
                      to see the ground…

Read more at: Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Writing Prompt #161  Collage #24

at dusk

at dusk
sun glides across the lake
day ripple smoothed out

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI Special  "ripple in the lake" by Joyce Lorenson

Sunday, June 5, 2016


see-saw in the breeze
above us

the wilderness
olden times cast
in the grass

a secret of poem
squeezed in the fist
7 syllables-seeds

*Dedicated to 13th c. poet of Tuscany Brunetto-Latini


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Trust ~ 'Rain of spring' by  Kouji Tomihisa

Trees entrust their secrets
the tears shine
in the puddles

sun peeking from the cloud
for queue to enter
the thunderstorm scene

today may come
the time to fill in a blank
all where? what? and how?
listening to ‘coo-coo’ song
I learn to move in small steps

Shared with CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI : Utabukuro episode/'poem bag'

Friday, June 3, 2016

first autumn morning

First autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face
©Murakami Kijo (1865-1938)

testimonials from soul view
ego refuse to surrender

Thursday, June 2, 2016


I open myself
folding hands in a prayer
for divine love & wisdom
chanting with words to heart
reading my soul desire

Read more at: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille: prayer

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

a birdsong

                      a birdsong
lasts, from the treetop- ripples
after the bird left
Love in every cell
groves to horizon