Morning Haiku and Waka – Words for Others – August 18, 2015

Lamp Tree

trail blazer
sitting in the darkest hour
holding a lamp
alight the shadows this morn
as others have before you

mid-day shimmers
the sun fully risen sees
freedom in a song

he’s flying high
one step for humanity
just glided by

© G.s.k. ‘15

bells toll the hour
in the morning silence
awakening birds

ah … morning chill
this preview of autumn days
at four A.M.

 © G.s.k. ‘15

Morning Haiku and Waka – Visiting – February 13, 2015

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For kazen sakura’s Two Winter Haiku:

as wood smoke swirls
mixing with winter ice fog
I see spring mirages
blooming in my mind and heart
fields of poppies and daisies

For my dear friend Jen in her loss:

each passing moment
memories and loss like rain
fill the western sky
yet winter passes and spring
blooms brightly another day

For Chris … and Roby Burns:

delicate beauties
so frail and so short-lived
poppies and snow

For a lovely haiku by Freya Pickard, a renga (go to her site for the hokku)

shaking pink cherry blossoms
blooming too early this year

like rain petals fall
though the sun’s now very bright
hoarfrost blooms at dawn

G.s.k. ’15

Sometimes I comment in haiku or renga or tanka … and then forget what I’ve left like forgotten leaves all over cyber-space … I thought I’d publish these on my blog too … first of all so as not to lose them and secondly so you may go and visit the posts that inspired the comments.  I took this photo last night … it’s a blooming fruit tree … in February!  😉