Ten Hazels draw close in a loose circle, waiting for moonlight’s soft spell; silver bark sprouts white tendrils who search for kin in the dark. I ordered ten witch hazel bare root shrubs over a month ago as part of a fundraiser annual plant sale for the local conservation club. I picked them up on…
dVerse — OLN 313 and earthweal 112 — A Walk in the Woods tanka series
just a few steps in wreathe of trailing arbutus glistens in the rain soon my coat is heavy also soggy humus path my home ◊◊◊ such a tiny thing this small pink berry, yet it becomes a world here litter of wet forest floor rotting testament to life ◊◊◊ imagination wants me to believe that…
Mourning Dove Solstice (tanka)
Mourning doves snugglein boughs of soft pine needles —bedtime comes early.Solstice soft moonlight gleams onfluffed feathers and diamond white. top image linkbottom image link
Ghost flowers (tanka)
“Blue Moon Lotus,” by Kate Hungerford Ghost flowers twinkle in my silvered wake; luna’s reign gleams soft yet bright; almost home, I pause and raise a jug, toasting her tethered stars. I learned today that some white water lilies bloom at night and are called ghost flowers.
minimalist photography and poetry — baubles of death
Clinging to life arebaubles of death; bright colorsforgotten sometimesbut never shaken. Slowly,we return to from where we came… Kate says if inspired by her nature photo to link to her page. I am, so….
Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ / Weeping European larch and dVerse OLN
Rising from the soil as Kun rises from water a green furred dragon. Brown scales gleam when she rests, as heaven’s grace flows to and fro. Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night. One of my old co-workers in the juvenile probation officer job ended up leaving and putting his teaching degree to…
Haikai Challenge 194: clear [spring-] water (shimizu)
First attempt at a tanka haiga. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Frank says:This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to clear [spring-] water (shimizu).