Monthly Archives: April 2014

Safflower

Seeds of safflower Crushed into yellow powder Amber-colored oil   Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #459/safflower

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Pink Lady

They say she was charmed, not in a grandiose style, no exhibitions of power, but in soft, subtle ways. Townsfolk greeted her on the street grumbling about weather, and she would give them a secretive smile, assuring a lovely day … Continue reading

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“snow has melted”

the snow has melted on one shoulder of the Great Buddha(c) Shiki Shoulders bared at night Moisture builds on Buddha’s arms spring showers melt snow   Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai/Revise That Haiku #5

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“the steps flow”

so many temples all breaths become one the steps flow   (Cathy)   Air moist with exhalations People’s prayers pool together Slip out temple doors Prayers condense into white cloud Whispers, then silence Steps are swept clean, awaiting New worshipper’s breath … Continue reading

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Magnolia Petals

Magnolia petals Pink and white quilt to lie on Cups of coziness   Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #458/magnolia

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Simple Sparrows

Sparrows build their nest Golden finch flits branch to branch Brown birds camouflaged   Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #457/sparrows  

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Poetic Asiders

Hope you have all had a fun and productive month.  Two days left!  I have not commented on anyone’s poems, but I will begin reading after the challenge.  Good Luck!

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Unsettling

They had been settled in their tiny house one block from the beach, when a hurricane blew across their neighborhood, moved houses, cars–a fierce force of floods. Left them adrift, homeless with two dogs.   Written for Poetic Asides/ April … Continue reading

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Coming To A Bookstore Near You

What can I say? Hey, she loves the antique aura, but I had to put my foot down. I mean, a dog’s gotta earn a living, and I am not going to wear my paws down to the bone with … Continue reading

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The Protected

He is a beastly cancer, channeling his cruelty to all that come in contact with him. New employees are infuriated; they try to speak up about him. No use. He will never leave of is own accord, for within the … Continue reading

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