Morning Haiku and Waka – double entendre avec musique – December 9, 2015


fowl improvisations
on an evening walk

playing Chopin
adagio through crescendo
entr’acte duet
this warm summer afternoon
our fugue into fantaisie

© G.s.k. ‘15



Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #22 double entendre (double meaning)

In today’s post on writing techniques we explored double meanings which is one of the techniques I love the most … above I play with musical terms … and not only.


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

A Lone Swan – Haiku – November 11, 2015


a lone swan –
searching for its partner
choppy waters

© G.s.k. ‘15

Inspired by: Carpe Diem Special #181 “a maple leaf” Ese’s second haiku 

a maple leaf –
I search for life line
in my palm

© Ese of Ese’s Voice

Morning Haiku and Waka – November 8, 2015

red leaves

this autumn day
life blooms from serene waters
Mother Earth

this autumn day
ducks play in the water
a father and son

life blooms from serene waters
in splendour and
shimmering light

Mother Earth
blesses all her children
with serenity

© G.s.k. ‘15

This Troiku was written for:  Carpe Diem #853 Mother Earth/Mother Nature

Ice Festival – Troiku – October 5, 2015

New Year’s day
diving into icy Lake Garda
yearly ritual

New Year’s day
drinking hot mulled wine
toasting the year

diving into Lake Garda
young and old delight
in the lake’s blessing

yearly ritual
winter swim then ice skating
for me – a warm coat

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #833 Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

30 Days of Haiga – Haiga 18 – September 18, 2015

haiga 18 water

Today I decided to publish two haiga about water …  life changes on the lake once summer begins to fade.  The first thing you notice is the absence of people.  The birds take over the beaches once again and walking along the lake shore the water takes on a life of its own …


haiga 18

Linked to 30 DOH created by Rick Daddario