full circle

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back in Time
“Carpe Diem full circle”


summer shower
princess gems left behind
droplets on willow


desert oasis
only palm trees cast shadows
relief for camels


silent cruise ship
ocean foams white like snow
rainbow follows


yellow fluttering
in lines above the shrine
prayer flags


word list -summer, princess,willow, oasis, palm tree, camel, cruise ship, snow, rainbow, yellow, shrine, prayer

Troiku reprise

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Chevrefeuille has challenged us to crate a Troiku
from one of Basho’s haiku

butterflies and birds
restlessly they rise up
a cloud of flowers

© Basho  (Tr Jane Reichold)


butterflies and birds
soar on gentle summer breeze
paint pale blue sky

restlessly they rise up
flocks of shiny black starlings
flying to warmer skies

a cloud of flowers
heavenly plum blossoms
above my head