Morning Haiku and Waka – Meadow (Tanka Story) – November 10, 2015

Through the Grass

Four Seasons

new green shoots
peep through the muddy meadow
lush promises
shiny new scare crow
stands proudly on guard

poppies and mayweed
dance in the meadow
this hot cloudy day
a storm’s heavy raindrops
wash the scarecrow of bird dung

last tufts of grain
geese fly honking over-head
old down-trod scarecrow
now sun-bleached and ragged
stands in the empty meadow

barren and bleak
where once stood a scarecrow
there’s now a snow man
with bright scarf and top hat
cold – the meadow sleeps and dreams

an old scarecrow
unseen – in the meadow rests
until spring

© G.s.k.’15

Carpe Diem #855 Meadow(s)

A Lesson For a Child – Waka – April 20, 2015


without winter’s freeze
no new apples will ripen
from spring’s blooms

falling cherry blooms
make way for summer’s fruit
hold back your tears

even this rain fall
quenches the strawberry’s thirst –
sing its praises

my child don’t lament
life’s adversity
it’s a gift to you
smile at the falling rain
to enjoy summer cherries

© G.s.k. ‘15

rays morning

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Renunciation

Morning Haiku and Waka – February 2, 2015

balloons lightly fly sun-wards
each spring

bees and butterflies
go lightly from bloom to bloom
each summer

dancing on the wind
leaves light as feathers
each autumn

a snow flake
falls lightly on red noses
each winter

© ‘15

Here in Italy it’s Carnevale time … it’s a longish period where people dress up and have parties in preparation for the equally long period of the Catholic “quaresima” or lent which is the fast period before Easter.  Of course no one actually fasts for 40 days .. but one is supposed to give something up during that period.  I used that as my first inspiration for “lightness” which is today’s Hour Glass Challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Morning Haiku and Waka – A Winter kikôbun – January 1, 2015

weird field

Snow lies everywhere today.  The world is silent and  elegant in its white cloak of fresh fallen snow.  Not so long ago, the fields were green with new leaves and the first blossoms of the fruit trees colored the land with dainty paper-like ornaments.  In a very short time, the trees hung heavily with fruit which we picked joyfully giving thanks to Mother Nature.  Then the leaves turned orange, brown and red to finally fall on the ground leaving stark bare skeletons to dance in the wind.

Walking through these fields throughout the year, here in this northern province of Italy is a year-long joy. Each day has its own flavor and its own joy and is a font of reflection

the snow falls
even on New Year’s day
in Trentino

(c) G.s.k. ’14

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Ghost Writer Post written by Hamish Managua Gunn

Haiku – Beach: 4 Seasons – Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Four Seasons

autumn swimmersautumn winds blowing
young swimmers take last dives
swallows flown south

Lake Gards

walking on the beach
cold mist in the horizon
gulls screech over head

Lake Garda

new green and flowers
placid mornings and evenings
ducks play mating games

moonlightsummer moonlit night
walking by lapping water
nightingales warble

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai