Roots of Elegance – haiku and haiga – December 4, 2015

tea rose haiga

along the path
swaying in the morning breeze
a patch of bamboo

filtered light and sound
in the distance finch’s song
sweet smell of green

there in the bamboo
dressed in her elegant gown
a blushing tea rose

shaded modesty
unseen by  passersby
her robes open

G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #872 our journey continues: across the field; one patch of a rice field; roots of elegance

Reflections – Haibun – December 2, 2015

lagoon reflections

That autumn morning, I stopped to look at the lagoon. It was like looking into a topsy-turvy world or an impressionistic painting.  Each ripple of a duck’s dive, a leaf that fell into the water or a breath of wind, made the image shimmer adding a dream-like dimension to the scene.  The algae swayed under the water, a tiny prehistoric forest.

autumn reflections
shimmering visions of life
along the way

© G.s.k. ‘15

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille December 2nd 2015

Happiness – Haiku and Tanka – November 8, 2015

pigeon fountain

autumn afternoon
walking in the sunshine
a happy dove

Indian summer
watching a dove bathe
puffed up and happy

ducks laughing
children playing in the park
shared memories
in an autumn afternoon
rebuilding happiness

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #854 happiness

Carpe Diem Haiku Special – October 25, 2015


rainy dayautumn rains
spring-like days numbered
snow falls in the mounts

splashing in puddles
red boots and happiness
children play

pink sunset
a crow sits on an antenna
cawing off-key songs

dawn in Arco
a crow a sparrow and gunshots
new hunting season

winter hours
the clock went back to the sun
shorter days

© G.s.k. ‘15


November evening
the wind from a passing truck
ripples a roadside puddle

the sun goes down
my shovel strikes a spark
from the dark earth

a tide pool
in a clam shell
the evening sunlight

© Cor van den Heuvel

Carpe Diem Special #177 Cor van den Heuvel’s “a tide pool”, three favorite haiku