Solstice Night – Soliloqui no Renga – January 10, 2016


paper balloon with candle – solstice celebrations

at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair
the shortest night

© Chèvrefeuille

there a shooting star flares
reflections on the water

night whispers
palm trees and willows
midnight encounter

splashing crescendo
love-making odyssey

 skimming the waves
along the dark skyline
bobbing lights

fishermen young and old
their life in their nets

upon the shoals
echos of ghostly laughter
old coot

first rays of moonlight
shimmer off the duck’s back

in silence
reverberating splash
a single pebble

toasting with wine
an a-ha moment

ach – that old sultry song
mosquito’s ode


pink and red on velvet blue
so ends the shortest night

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem Special #191 A Trip Along Memory Lane #2 Soliloquy no Renga

At the Seashore – June 25, 2015



morning seashore
the waves ebb and flow
leaving broken shells

seagulls screaming
creel full of crabs near the shore
a seaside feast

whispering goodbye
sundown paints the sea red
evening star twinkles

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #49 at the seashore (Vision Quest reprise)