Spring and passing – haiku and tanka – June 30, 2016

cross country 2_small

in passing
even a single tile
tells a story

late spring
after the thunder-storm
fallen trees
the sun shines brightly
the wind whispers softly

© Gsk ‘16

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille June 29th 2016

“It does not matter …” Haiku – August 21, 2015

foothillsup the hillside road
walking slowly with his cane
again like yesterday

© G.s.k. ‘15

even the old dog
visits his favourite haunts
though half blind

© G.s.k. ‘15

though shattered and sad
she writes another poem
beautiful dawn

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written on August 19 for:

 Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 19 th 2015 “use that quote”

[…] “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”.[…]  by Confucius (551-479 BCE)

toro-toro to shiriyake chidori mata doko e

slowly, slowly
plover with burnt tail feathers
where to now?

© Kobayashi Issa (tr. David G. Lanoue)