Reflections on Reflections – circular poem – December 15, 2015

reflecting on reflections
inflections of a frame of mind
wind up now this inner clock
ticktock watch the light go down
round a world of reality
(duality, fatality, irrationality … I don’t know)
aglow bright lights refract
attack my senses escape my essence
luminescence sparkles unseen
keen is the machine not I
by and by I keep on collecting, unsuspecting
reflecting on reflections

© G.s.k. ‘15

Photo Challenge #91 December 15, 2015 and B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – The Circular Poem – December 12, 2015

Tokubetsudesu – Troiku – September 23, 2015

first bridge

autumn reflections
as I cross the sun warmed bridge
geese fly south

© G.s.k. ‘15

autumn reflections
old man contemplates winter
under the hot sun

as I cross the sun warmed bridge
ducks laugh down stream
– diving for trout

geese fly south
the noisy swallows have gone
but the blackbird sings

© G.s.k. ‘15

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Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #62 Troiku – today’s feature is an invitation to write a whole new troiku … what is a troiku … it’s a chained haiku born from the lines of a Japanese haiku – like a Russian sled pulled by three horses!  This form was invented by the host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Chèvrefeuille and here are a couple of examples:

as you can see this one was based on Basho’s “Old Pond”.

seeking knowledge
getting deeper insight
hermit’s choice

seeking knowledge
contemplating under the Bodhi Tree
like Buddha

getting deeper insight
while listening to the silence
the sound of rain

hermit’s choice
seeking refuge high up in the mountains
closer to the gods

© Chèvrefeuille