Wednesday, December 13, 2017

light crystals

Your soul sparks
invested, - not a failure –
light crystals,
arranged in crusty words
don’t look back, you’re creator

Monday, December 11, 2017


in every breath I take
the clarity of moment
the snowy marshmallow are
melting on my lips

Sunday, December 10, 2017

behind the light

behind the light
I didn’t ask for mercy -
immersion into love

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Nature subside 
In the neck of the woods
my abode

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


dramatic cool
the tears follow
symmetric snowflakes
or pouring cats and dogs

novel snow

novel snow
white on bare wood
taste of hidden truth
until spring discovers
moldy wounds

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


eve twilight
a touch of synergy
at the other side of horizon
a soft growing light
dawn crystal-gazing

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons, by janeb13 

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, twilight

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

still life

endless beach
zero gravity

the keys
being lost in the car
unlocked souls

full course dinner

longer than year
a moment

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons, by domeckopol

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, Abalone Shells, Universal Jane

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

meaning of life

cars in the train
windows framed
world stories

                                in furious rhythm
a flute trembling voice

a blueprint
we walked here
for aeons

the sand in my pockets
I’m a Fool

*Image source: CCO Creative Common, by coombesy

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, meaning of life (BrunuhVille, music)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

on our way home

seeing light
a chin down, back bent
in the puddle
leaves boast of new clothes
air drunk with fall seasoning

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons, by congerdesign

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, on our way home

the time with

One face
cheeks blushing

a curve
instead of a straight line

just omen
moving along

the quest
recycling starbursts
the souls mingle

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons, by philpace

Monday, October 9, 2017


melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright
© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

swirling into dream-water
dancing above inverted world
                                          © Humbird

*Image Source: Pinterest

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, Tan Renga Challenge, Into The Sea

Sunday, October 8, 2017

leaf by leaf

leaf by leaf
kids linked them into a chain
the length of fall

the herald crow call the herd
the wind pull heart to stay

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, October (Robert Frost)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

it may not last

a tangent
the fire-breathing dragon
to a circle of despair

Uranus forms a semi-square
with Neptune

*Image resource: CCO Creative Commons

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, The Last of His Name(BrunuhVille)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017


Plum blossom in the snow

finally, winter has gone
early plum blossoms
                                                                             © Chèvrefeuille

light fragrance tickles the nostrils
as soon as I get outside

spring thaw
human&dog cakewalk
cracks on the ice

awakened sparrows
looking for last year crumbs

morning sun
glances joyfully
early plum blossoms

a little petal’s soaring
even a bird has a dream…
                                                                   © Humbird

Read more at Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

at the courtyard

Courtyard blues

at the courtyard
curly creepers keep track
the stories

hastily tapping heels,
creak of loosely closed door
to the barn…

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, CD Imagination, courtyard blues

Sunday, September 24, 2017

the fool

Winding road

winding road
the part I see

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, CD Imagination, winding road

on the river

On the river
lights float to the horizon
the dead rejoice

on the river
breeze cradling the water

lights float to the horizon
little sovereign home-links
in a big chain

the dead rejoice
reading the letters

Read more at CARPE DIEM Weekend Meditation #3, on the river

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

a half-moon dream

in my garden
starflowers bloom
come and see
                                                                                                                © Chiyo-Ni (age 6)

in my garden
unknown souls
host a show

starflowers bloom
every morning I find one
when my soul and I touch

come and see
sitting with me
the half-moon dream
                                                             © Humbird

Image source: CCO Creative Commons

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI Weekend Meditation #2, a hundred gourds, troiku

Friday, September 8, 2017

three raindrops

Three raindrops
a greeting card from heaven....
midsummer heat
                                                                             © Issa

red-hot asphalt -
sizzling fry thoughts
                   © Humbird

flying away
following the rainbow
into heaven
                                         © Chèvrefeuille

open for new beginnings
and ascending stars
                                        © Humbird

*Image source: CCO Creative Commons

Read more at CARPE DIEM's Tan Renga Challenge weekend meditation #1 raindrops

Shared with PU Poetry Pantry

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


with the last leaf burnt
in your eye
auburn with moisture
autumn glamor

on the porch
sidestepping around
the wind-owl

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, CD Imagination #3, autumn colors

Monday, September 4, 2017

the roots

Despair (image found on Tumblr)

bare to the roots
wrapped in the prickly sly mist -

hanging on a soft swayed hammock
the way the wind blows

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, CD Imagination #2, despair

Saturday, September 2, 2017

life-giving water

as if a dry land
into the path

burned bare heels /soles bathed in
sane would hardly follow…

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI Imagination #1 ending road 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


In The Beginning  by Paul Klee, 1916

artist' arm
rests at the windowsill
come what may...

eloquent gesture
a muse touching a void
am I invisible?

drawn into vortex
I soar...

Read more at CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI, modern art, In The Beginning (Paul Klee, 1916)