Haiku: Mother Earth



her days so gentle
spring brings to us her new gifts
generous mother


the warmth of her love
reflected through warm summer
light brightens our path


your fruit sustains us
we gather your gifts joyously
oh loving mother


feast with hopeful joy
as our mother rests – ’tis time
to burn the yule log

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai # 351 Sacred Earth

Quatrain: The Bard a dream and Haiku


The Bard

Listen to yon bonny bard,
Who plays his harp so sweetly.
Out in the green of the yard,
Come sit with me but meetly.

Strums and sings our history,
Does the man from old Dublin.
Tells us of the mystery.
Of our times now so troublin’.

Go get your bones and play them,
With our yon minstrel teacher.
It’d be a jolly good hymn,
To hear that snappy feature!

Ah..I dreamt of bards now gone!
Which leaves me a weary heart.
This world ’tis a shadow wan,
World of electronic art.


The music is by Adrian von Zeigler and I got the link from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which is for today’s haiku prompt!   So I will now do the haiku prompt…but the quatrain seeped in before the haiku.



gentle lute playing
among birds in yon forest
sweet bright melodies


mysterious days
the kingdom of bards walking
among men teaching


barters song for speed
prefers illusion to light
dark age of wonder


lost in dark wonders
far from nature’s heart beating
no bard now leads us


Carpe Diem: Hail the King

This is Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s last prompt from the 4 part musical short story composed and played by Adrian von Ziegler:


the brave king returns
peace and serenity ours
his majesty reigns

his majesty reigns
united in his warm love
peace is his proud name

I would like to thank Kristjaan Panneman for these wonderful prompts and the great introduction of Adrian von Ziegler to my life.

Carpe Diem: The King

Carpe Diem haiku Kai: The King .

This is part three of Adrian von Ziegler’s four-part musical short story:



the thane of spring
smiles and plays with his rain clouds
farmers plant their seeds


summer king looks over
open fields of grain and corn
children play – maids dance


the lord of autumn
matures red grapes for sweet wine
pick the fruit on time


the old king slumbers
his smile gentle wan and worn
we light the yule log

I suspect these may be closer to Senryu than Haiku…your feedback on this would be welcome.

Have a great day!


Carpe Diem: Land of The Free

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Land of the Free

Part two of Adrian von Ziegler’s 4 part musical short story…



open fields welcome
travellers to my free land
love our true wealth


birds and song my friends
bright morning sunshine smiling
hearts open ’tis freedom


our serenity
our peaceful soul is freedom
all men welcome here

Carpe Diem #345, Prophecy


Global warming

the glaciers melting
tundra renders it’s bodies
hot catastrophe

My first thought was probably influenced by the title…prophecy and the signs of global warming and our senseless pollution of the planet that continue to go unheeded.


sun leaves earlier
chilling the world in darkness
wolf winds are howling

The prophecy of the death of autumn and the birth of winter, which was always on men’s minds throughout their existence.


At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai…the first of  a four part musical story by Adrian Ziegler.

Carpe Diem #344, ”dreamtide”


in hallowed halls
walking through tomes and volumes
Akashic Library

by night I walk
through my worlds composing poems
each passage inspires


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai once again we are inspired by this fantastic musician!  Below you can get more information about him…enjoy!

More of and about Adrian von Ziegler:http://www.facebook.com/AdrianvonZiegler

Just a Note: December 9, 2013

Hello World!

Well…there isn’t much to say this morning.  The weather, here in my valley has been cold but sun shiny so nothing to complain about!  Looking at the news I’ve seen that the United States and part of Europe are frozen in with terrible snow storms…so I  I’ll just be thankful my cold sunny valley and won’t even complain when the rain starts again.