bare limbs – haiku – October 1, 2016

bare tree

morning haze
caressing these bare limbs
beside the lake

Gsk ’16

Carpe Diem #1069 leafless trees – inspiration offered by Jane Reichhold’s series of haiku:

from the wind
the flute lesson
of a bare tree

wood smoke
shaping the radiant bodies
of trees in winter

in the clearing
hovering a circle of trees
their halos

© Jane Reichhold


Spring Willow – March 23, 2016

Last week I was watching a very interesting video about Chinese ink painting or when applied the Japanese art form Sume-i.  The painter was showing how to paint willow branches.  At a certain point he related a popular Chinese saying that from a willow cutting an entire forest would grow … which fascinated me.

a willow cutting
planted in an old vase
a future forest

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #944 willow

Wind Bag – Basho’s Thoughts – March 2, 2016

Storm Sky

spring storms
wind howling down the mountains
scattering blossoms

old man blustering
uproots creativity
withered blossoms

fragile blossoms
destroyed in the spring
by the northern wind
blowing force of nature
withers all it touches

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #929 wind bag

Love – Tanka and Haiku – February 26, 2016

wet grass

barefoot in the morn
her slippers stained with water
returning at dawn
walking under the moonlight
with her secret lover

spring passion
blackbirds and cherry blossoms
and secret kisses

quickening of spring
feverish he watches her
swaying past his door
wondering how to meet her
before cherry blossoms fall

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #925 Love

Earlier this month we also wrote about love .. so I chose to write about romantic love today 😉