Saturday, March 30, 2013


                                                                          Claude Monet:  Weeping Willow

the weeping willow
bowed in worship river-side
the gods are pleased

the gods are pleased 
then why do you weep so
 these are tears of joy

linked to carpe diem; Willow


This fisherman is looking for love in all the wrong places this weekend.....

linked to scenic weekends

Friday, March 29, 2013

Voice of the Pine Tree

in the restless breeze
pine tree whispers of youth
among old stones

linked to carpe diem

Thursday, March 28, 2013


my dandelions
holding the lawn together
lemon yellow suns

linked to carpe diem; Dandelion

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fly Me

chanting tribesmen
 send messages to gods
soaring on kite wings

linked to carpe diem; Kite

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

From the Deck

last cigarette burns slowly
I can see through smoke
a moon encircled

linked to carpe diem; Hazy Moon

Spring Lanterns

hanging brilliant
lanterns light my way
as night approaches

linked to carpe diem; Spring Lanterns

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peasant Paddy

Quick Note:
I know that we write haiku here to express ourselves, but also for others to read and comment/critique....I have learned so much from this exercise....However, I have been disappointed as of late, here on Carpe Diem, when I read and comment on over 20 wonderful posts, and receive 2-3 comments on mine....I read every link and try to send an honest and supportive message back...Don't you?

straight rows expand 
precious green children
grow quietly 

linked to carpe diem; Paddy Fields

Gray Mist

High tide at Good Harbor Beach....

linked to nf waters

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Blossom Haze

clearly blooming
drinking in cloud dew
a blossom haze

linked to carpe diem; Blossom Haze

Weeping Cherry

pastel tears
tell all that can hear
she weeps for love

linked to carpe diem imagination; Weeping Cherry

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Deep Spring

spring will come
when she is good and ready
I have faith

I have faith
it happened last year
she is on her way

linked to carpe diem; Deep Spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Viva La Aroma

Fragrances can be associated
 with such pleasant memories:

early morning coffee scent
means hubby is up and cooking; 

jasmine reminds me of my first visit
 with my sister in Santa Barbara;

lilacs mean spring and family
we always brought them in the house;

and the salt sea air means home...

I believe fragrances are wonderful - 
odors not so much.....

And now for the weather report...

linked to theme thurs; Fragrance

Equal Time

This morning marked the Spring equinox, but, as we had snow yesterday, and more coming tomorrow, Spring still feels far away. We did, however, change our clocks to EST recently, creating more light during the later part of the day. This haiku will have to come from memory of warmer times.

 beneath budding trees
I sway with tiny blossoms 
soft winds of green

linked to carpe diem; Spring Eqinox

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


living plant fossil
growing by my pond
horse tales to share

linked to carpe diem; Horsetail

Monday, March 18, 2013

Abib (Hebrew: Green Ears)

wet spring's bounty
 grain harvest festival days
of unleavened bread

linked to carpe diem; Green Barley

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Valley Stream

racing to nuture
thirsting lands rejoice below
precious clear drink

linked to carpe diem; Valley Stream

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Din

screeching dissonance
cacophony of color
salt lick at dawn

linked to haiku heights; Cacophony 


I am so done with winter and snow...Therefore, in case you didn't notice, I have sprung into new 
blog colors and a new photo....Please let me know what you think.....Here's to Spring!

my eyes behold
new buds on spring trees 
 first blossoming

linked to carpe diem; First Cherry Blossom

Monday, March 11, 2013


delicate petals
pastel shades of perfection
gentle lovers  gift

linked to carpe diem; Carmellia

Sunday, March 10, 2013


 placid surface
tranquil and untroubled 
 with hidden depths

with hidden depths
I fool the masses
mask of serenity

linked to carpe diem; Serene

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

cats in love

midnight howling 
of romantic overtures 
and feline cuddling

linked to carpe diem; Cats in Love


queen mom and the gang
ancient figureheads we watch
living a charmed life

linked to haiku sensational; Royal

Monday, March 4, 2013

thin ice

appearance deceives
 terra firma left behind
thinly veiled threat

linked to carpe diem; Thin Ice

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Returning Cold

it snowed last May
on spring's green sprouts
 winter returned

linked to carpe diem
                                 (enlarge please)

linked to orange u glad