Summer Showers – Troiku – August 5, 2015

b_w Sombre Willows

ah – summer showers
see the willows weep bright tears
as the sun returns

ah – summer showers
watch the children as they dance
like red Indians

see the willows weep bright tears
in the park at noon
old women gossip

as the sun returns
the storm is soon forgotten
sweetly,  blue birds sing

 © G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #1 mother’s scarf

In This feature Chèvrefeuille introduced a great modern haiku poet – “Peggy Willis Lyles , who was  born in Summerville, South Carolina, on September 17, 1939. She died in Tucker, Georgia on September 3, 2010. A former English professor, she was a leading haiku writer for over 30 years—helping bring many readers and writers into the haiku community. Her voice and guidance will be missed in the community, but we know that her haiku will continue to touch so many souls in the future.”

Here are some of her verse for you to enjoy:

mother’s scarf
slides from my shoulder . . .
wild violets

a cool current
where the river deepens
summer sky

gray morning
the weight of mist
in Spanish moss

summer stillness
the play of light and shadow
on the wind chimes

the tai chi master
shifts his stance

© Peggy Willis Lyles (1939-2010)

Our mission is to write an all knew “classical haiku”, Chèvrefeuille took the lead with his:

between green leaves
a waterfall without sound
Spanish Mosses fall

© Chèvrefeuille