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Carpe Diem #1703 skinny dipping in the moonlight

our ripples flutter like angels wings as we merge under moon's wise gaze luna's spotlight shines on ecstasy's theater moans accent stillness land long forgotten our skin shrivels, waterlogged our mouths stay warm evening loons pass accepting our presence as part of the night nighthawks wait for us our cavorting disturbs fish easy midnight snacks… Continue reading Carpe Diem #1703 skinny dipping in the moonlight

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 10th 2019, friendship

laughter and straw hats navigate festival crowds fun weather friends whiskey and ears navigate breakup tears all-weather friends coffee and muffins friends laugh while infants play at their mothers' feet anything happens feel first, then think of sharing with my best friend a real friend's advice more precious than gold no pyrite suspected quiet cafe… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 10th 2019, friendship

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 26th 2019 … sun bathing with link to dVerse OLN

Sun Bathing Sunlight's magnet pulls our clothes off as if metal. Skin burned in toaster. Our beach blankets lie close enough to cool wet sand to feel the wind's chill. All-sized birds sunbathe; regardless, clothing optional – tan lines or no? Surf's constant shushing is sunbather's lullaby -- soft blanket's cradle. Sunscreen is poison; sunlight… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 26th 2019 … sun bathing with link to dVerse OLN

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 19th 2019, summer solstice

Summer's Goddess Blesses with her golden orb Heals us with her light * Golden zenith rains On fields of blossoming green -- Cornucopia * Darkness gets cheated While long summer days play Owlsongs are cut short * Solstice strawberries Are the deepest red -- and sweet! Shortcake's dance partner * Spring's asparagus gone Solstice berries… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 19th 2019, summer solstice

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Santa Agua

Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay When I attended college in Spain, I was blessed enough to stay in a "dorm" room at the Palacio del Santa Agua. The palace was built as a public monument to life-giving water when an 80-year drought had afflicted the area. During the drought, the mango fields withered and even… Continue reading Santa Agua

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 — Haiku Trio; dVerse Open Link Night

image link Floribunda Hotel Dirt pile shrinks, beds grow Red, orange, yellow, and green – Seasonal tenants.   image link Dahlia Red velvet spokes Circle their churned butter hub -- Summer's color wheel.   image link Summer Miner Rat-a-tat-tat-tat Hollow head drives long beak deep -- Green wiggling nuggets.   Reena is the host of… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 — Haiku Trio; dVerse Open Link Night

haiku · poetry · senryu

Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 13 April 2019

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix Sound Bite.  Sarah says: Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 13 April 2019! This week we are hearing things, as we explore the use of ONOMATOPOEIA. You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose. Our… Continue reading Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 13 April 2019

haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 10th 2019, new beginnings

Chèvrefeuille is the host of Mindlovemiserys Menageries's Heeding Haiku with, who says: Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … MLMM’s feature about haiku and haibun, two wonderful kinds of Japanese poetry. A while ago I decided to give you only a theme for this feature and maybe some rules to use. This… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 10th 2019, new beginnings

50 word Thursday · fiction · haiku · poetry · relationships

50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

Teresa and Kristian alternate Thursdays for this prompt.  Today Teresa hosts.  Teresa says: Rules: **Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything! **Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. **Link back to this post with the… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

MLMM –Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 27 2019 Morning Glory

Chevrefeuille is hosting Heeding Haiku today and says: This week I have a nice theme for you to create your haiku or haibun with … Morning Glory … Create your haiku or haibun following the classical rules (5-7-5 syllables; seasonword; cutting word; deeper meaning; interchangeable 1st and 3rd line; a moment as short as the… Continue reading MLMM –Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 27 2019 Morning Glory