Tuesday, December 24, 2013

a red sun sets


 the billowing sail
crimson-kissed by ev'ning light
 sailors' true delight

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

into the sea

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright


(c) Jane Reichhold

upon the dawn light
the taper dims and dies


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

part of the pack


pasture resounds
howling winds roaring through
wolves return the call


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

sit in silence

                     summer sunset

over the veranda
 changing clouds color the sky
a hush and a prayer  

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

bards' kingdom


singing songs of yore
inn filled with swaying bodies
rutted road awaits


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

for the king

I am not very savvy in attaching videos, but this one is worth the 'clicks' to listen ......



lord of the realm
on ornate iron throne shall
teach a ruling class


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

prophecy


through gaseous fumes
 priestess reveals the future 
navel of Gaia

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Monday, December 9, 2013

footprints


precious evidence
aboriginals passed this place
  hard path to walk  

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

stripes


This beauty kept me company as we passed through the locks of the Panama Canal recently.....

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quarry



One of the many local granite quarries, once worked by immigrants, now filled by underground springs and rainwater.....Most are now privately owned 'swimming pools'......


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Saturday, November 30, 2013

kanpai!

                                                                                   [ I'm second from the left (tee-hee) ]

 message sent aloft
djembe rhythms thrumming hope
vibration of life


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Friday, November 29, 2013

tan renga - 'harbour moon'


harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff
             (c) Joe of Flat Frog Haiku

adaptable kitty-wakes
greet forsaken sailors  


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

tan renga - 'I hear you speak'


I hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
conch’s song
                      (c) Leslie Moon
message on the wild wind 
songs of time and distance


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

tan renga - embrace


With light in your eyes
                                        You embrace me in your arms
                                                Our hearts beat as one
                                                            (c) The Imaginator
we blaze entwined with passion
unquenchable and deep

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

tan renga



October forest
with amethyst enchantment

frost greeting sunlight    (Gene)

mythical creatures emerge
wild dancing through the rays



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Saturday, November 23, 2013

tan renga


gathering seashells
while ocean tide rise and falls
two sisters bicker
                        (c) Sun
mother rises to make a point
the siblings share a grin







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Friday, November 22, 2013

tan renga



echoes of the past
                                           resound into the present
                                                  a dream of the sea
                  (Off The Tippet)

alone I listen to the sound
recalling seaside games 


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

tan renga



the Buddha himself
did not start enlightened
he walked the path
   (c) Cathy Tenzo


 striding forthright and freely
the sun shining upon his face 


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Monday, November 4, 2013

rocking


river stones

caressed by flowing water
                                                 pale moon shines 
                             (Becca Givens)

 sensitive moonbeams
 dancing among the rocks


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Saturday, November 2, 2013

soundings


chanting and humming
gongs immerse the green valley
verdant harmony


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by the garden path

an upside down flowerpot
                                                cottage for a toad

                                                                                                   (c) Mark M. Redfearn

shutters made from corn husks
pathway of pottery shards


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

tan renga


wind jostles the scarecrow
near the heavy-hung cornstalks
                      the summer is spent     (Jessica)

listening ears of corn sigh
anticipating winter

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

.....


worship on the mount
thin air and carpeted hill
reaching up to god

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the fence


pressing dead bodies
against the cyclone fence
zombie hoard

[Well, it's nearly halloween...]

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

sun god



primeval titan
straddles land and sea
fleeting victory



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tan renga


autumn leaves
myriad shades red and gold
begin to fall as snow

                                                                 (Joanne)
 
gentle sounds in forest midst 
descent of jeweled fronds
                                (Joanne, also)

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

silliness


if mausole can have
a mausoleum - will there be
a grave named for me

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ch-changes


growing tribute
fain to honor goddess 
morphing through ages


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tanka

hands on her hips
in silk kimono
mysterious smile
 kissing her lips so red
he knows his life is over


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

rhea's sun

Participation on Carpe Diem has opened my mind to many new ideas and lots of new information....It has prompted me to learn even more on my own about some of our intriguing topics....And I owe this new-found wonder to all my fellow haijun, espec. Chevrefeuille, our gracious host.....





hidden from father
 small god grows with lightning speed
 sound of thunder

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

thanbauk

Maybe it will take more practice, but I am not so sure I like this form...It sounds and feels rather awkward...



challenge to all
tear that wall down
a call to life

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falling


autumn leaves
myriad shades red and gold
begin to fall as snow

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

.......


                 [shot from my deck]

parting sunset clouds
 with golden glowing sky
the eye of god 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

embrace


he told her
he would love her - 
for all eternity

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life from the sea



life from the sea
shipwrecked on the sand
                         so many shells     (Cathy Tenzo)

 castaway gingerly wanders 
searching the beach for treasure 



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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

tan renga




Palette of colours
                                      Chrysanthemums bestowing
                                            fragrance everywhere
                                                                       (Atreyee)

 funeral procession has gone
only the perfume lingers


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

circles



death is not an end
but the seed 
of some other life


djembe circle
vibration of the universe
 my heart skips a beat 



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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

...

Dancing in the Woods, by Taratuphant 

in a tree forest
new age children
remember the past

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Monday, September 30, 2013

eclipsed


jungle darkness
 daylight stored in sparkling gems
baobab  festooned


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Friday, September 27, 2013

tan renga


green leaves turn orange
amid the colors we see
cold raindrops falling       (JzB)

changing clime of summer's passing
a message in the cool rain 


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

connected


aboriginal art depicting family life

in the center she stands
rings of family and friends
 ever-widening


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

goose


by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers 


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013



Rockport, Ma. is a granite wonderland.....Quarries in the area were worked for many years by Nordic immigrants....


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Monday, September 23, 2013

bundling


conveying straw bales
beasts of burden backs bent
crop of construction


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

.......

                                                                          Weeping Willow II,  Claude Monet

rustling in the wind
 lets loose her autumn grip
her fronds gone to ground


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

tonbo



family planning
with heart-shaped presentation
to safeguard the future

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