Sunday, June 16, 2019

rain

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #89 Extreme Haibun ... rain


An extreme haibun is a haibun with prose and poetry together, a kind of symbiosis so to say.  Our host gave the  theme and challenge to create an extreme haibun with a maximum of 100 words including the poems.

For this extreme haibun Chèvrefeuille gave the theme "RAIN". Create a haibun themed rain and share it with all at our Haiku Kai.


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In the summer after chores were done my afternoons would be free.  I would lay on my bed with the windows open listening to rock and roll on the radio.  The curtains were purple sheers.  The smell of the approaching rain was so fresh.  Almost heavenly.

summer breeze
ruffled priscilla curtains
gently flutter

summer breeze
carries the sound
distant thunder

priscilla curtain ruffles
dreams of prince charming
a raindrop kiss

gentle flutters
young heart fills with hope
sweet smell fills the room

© petra domina

Friday, June 14, 2019

homeless spider

Carpe Diem #1680 Troiku Month (9) Pink Flowers Bloom


Today the CDHK host, Chèvrefeuille, has challenged us to use our own haiku and develop a troiku from it.  Here is his:  


pink flowers bloom
between green dewy leaves
a double peony

pink flowers
as far as man can see -
purple sea

between green dewy leaves
hides a little green frog
for the blue heron

a double peony
in full bloom in my garden -
a dawning sun

© Chèvrefeuille


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free floating 
kissed by the autumn breeze
a gossamer strand

free floating
within the milky way
stardust

kissed by the autumn breeze
confetti colored leaves dance
squirrel buries a snack

a gossamer strand
glistening in the sunset
angle of geese above

© petra domina

Thursday, June 13, 2019

moonlit night

Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) moonlit night




This is the haiku to work with to build a troiku:

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

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the wild geese take flight
above the silver threads
lonely whistle blows

low along the rails
fog churned by massive wheels
dusty cinders fall

in the moonlit night
geese honk of sights
yet to see

© petra domina

spiderwebs


Carpe Diem #1679 Troiku Month (8) spiderweb


Today troiku challenge from our host, is the following modern haiku:

Spiderweb anchored
To a tree, a bush, the ground
Centered spiral shines

© Calvin Olson (2016)

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Spiderweb anchored
swaying gently in the breeze
bee escapes

           surprised walker
           To a tree, a bush, the ground
            escaping the web
                                  
                          Centered spiral shines
                          unnoticed by the gnat
                          final dusk
                          
                                                    © petra domina



Monday, June 10, 2019

unlocked fence

Carpe Diem #1678 Troiku Month (7) Unlocked Fence


unlocked fence
walking towards the countryside
finally free

© Chèvrefeuille

Here is the inspiration photo:


Unlocked Fence
Fences are a hot topic in my nation these days. The subjects of how high, how long and how much it will cost are in the news almost daily.  There is no mention of gates, only the fence.

unlocked fence
beckons one to come inside
clang of gate

   walk across the countryside
   miles stretch across horizon
   sun drains all but hope

      finally free?
      the child is taken
      from parent's arms

            © petra domina     
   

Sunday, June 9, 2019

chasing a fly

Carpe Diem #1677 Troiku Month (6) Chasing A Fly


I need for you to go read the original challenge post to fully appreciate the genius of Chèvrefeuille.  He has been my inspiration and guide in the way of haiku.  Thanks be to Chèvrefeuille.

Challenge haiku:

chasing a fly
in silent meditation mode
eyes fixed

© Chèvrefeuille

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About 4 decades ago we were sitting in a restaurant with my parents and our young son.  Suddenly our son shouts, "There is a fly in my tea".  Rather than allow him to further disturb the entire restaurant, we all shushed him.  But there was no shushing this young man.  In even a louder voice he yells, "No, really, THERE IS A FLY IN MY TEA."  This time I responded I would get him a new glass of tea.  That calmed him.  If only as a mom I had remained calm and addressed the real problem, a fly in his tea, there would have been no further interruptions.

chasing a fly
dog bouncing across the yard
snapping jaws

meditative silence
move through space on silky wings
weightless

fixed eyes
watching
being

© petra domina



Saturday, June 8, 2019

aroma of pine

Carpe Diem #1676 Troiku Month (5) the aroma of pine

the aroma of pine
and the young morning's fresh rain
reach my words


© Hamish "Managua" Gunn (Taken from "Shinrin Yoku, the art of forest bathing")

the aroma of pine
is just not the same
from a spray can

morn's fresh rain
trickles from the trees
cleanses the mind

reach my words
oh, love of my life
with fiery bliss

© petra domina