Sunday, June 30, 2013


shouldering the world
Atlas tries to climb a hill
with no useful result

linked to carpe diem; Otiosity

Friday, June 28, 2013

facing skyward
with brilliance to share
lemon yellow sun

linked to carpe diem; Sunflower
after fireworks
the silence is clearer
                                 darkness is deeper                 (Bjorn Rudberg)

the children grow so quiet
and their elders feel undone 

linked to carpe diem; Tan Renga

Thursday, June 27, 2013

 the rain approaches
the evening sky prepares
to host a wet night

linked to carpe diem; Rain in Dusk

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

dried up insect womb
clinging still to place of birth
 void of life

linked to carpe diem; Cicada

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

thief in shinto shrine
searching through the offerings
his sins are many 

linked to carpe diem; Nagoshi

Monday, June 24, 2013

clutch of lovely ladies
shyly watch festivities
and giggle as he passes 

linked to carpe diem; Gion Festival

Sunday, June 23, 2013

scented summer eve
 high-pitched excitement blossoms
with exploding stars


Boston esplanade
William Tell Overture plays
as colors fill the sky

linked to carpe diem; Fireworks

Saturday, June 22, 2013

ancient lowland fields
flooded green and growing
bent-backed farmer

linked to carpe diem; Green Paddy

Friday, June 21, 2013

the rainy season
a paper lantern in hand
                           I walk along the verandah 

wooden planks beneath my feet
the downpour just beyond reach  

linked to carpe diem; Rainy Season Tan Renga

Thursday, June 20, 2013

as the day closes
the sun comes to rest
below the horizon

linked to carpe diem; Evening Lull

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

in the jungle
little cuckoo trills another song
 I tally with dread

I am fascinated by the legend of the little cuckoo's death after singing 8008 songs. It's a number of perfect symmetry and balance - like nature....   

linked to carpe diem; Little Cuckoo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

winged victory
king amongst fishers
halcyon blue

linked to carpe diem; Kingfisher

Sunday, June 16, 2013

pond emergence
delicate symbol of good fortune
accepting tossed coins 

linked to carpe diem; Lotus

Saturday, June 15, 2013

hailing the new morn
startling in indigo blue
 eyes that do not blink

linked to carpe diem; Morning Glory

in the old barn
behind the straw bales
a secret meeting

while master is far afield
old slave learns his letters 

linked to carpe diem; Tan Renga

Thursday, June 13, 2013

precious green children
row upon row expanding
so many mouths to feed

linked to carpe diem; Rice Planting

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Rain

                                                                          by Leonid Afremov "Mirror of the Rain"

drenched in colors 
after hours pavement reflects
 his empty street                                          

linked to carpe diem; Midsummer Rain

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lost in Woods

two wrong turns
wood path lengthens before me
home seems faraway

linked to carpe diem; Lost in Woods

tan renga

scattered in sand
embers of a saltwood fire
face to face with stars

sea of jeweled perfection
I wade in glittering tides

linked to carpe diem; Tan Renga

Saturday, June 8, 2013


lacking morals
he clambers over his peers
to grab the brass ring  

linked to haiku heights; Moral

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Sunset View

Yeah, I know, the pole and wires are unsightly, but I think the watery colors make up for that!

linked to sharethejoy


hidden in folds
scented love unrequited 
I stand at your door  

linked to carpe diem; Peony

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tea Bowl

I sip reflecting
and find myself
in the tea bowl

linked to carpe diem; 'in the tea bowl'

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spring Tea

tender harvest
destined for my garden party
it takes a village

linked to carpe diem; New Tea