memory lane (tanka)

(c) Clr '15
(c) Clr ’15

On this day over three decades has passed…a baby girl was born; she didn’t want to leave the womb…much! Resisting reality and the inevitable, she entered this world two weeks later.

on a digital tour,
a last summer visit –
family album
reminiscing the past
babies no more

(c) Tournesol ‘15

Inspired by:

sifting through
the personal effects
of a spider’s web
an autumn wind loosens
another anchor thread

© Laura Williams (a.k.a. Lolly)

on ice (tanka – haiku)

I truly love this prompt!! it speaks to me and puts me right where I am in my life.

sifting through
the personal effects
of a spider’s web
an autumn wind loosens
another anchor thread
© Laura Williams (a.k.a. Lolly)

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kitchen view river march 6th

She lived in the ancestral home by the river…not too long ago; this will be the first autumn without her. 

by the river
 last of the fallen leaves
 gathered
floating in the current
memories of you and me

wintertime,
locking souvenirs –
frozen in time

(c) Tournesol ‘15

Off-Key (haiku)

Still on the path of Jennifer Hu, from her collection: Final Thoughts (2014)

A sharp cry –
the tea kettle
can’t sing
(c) Jennifer Hu 2014

silly love songs
giddy teens croon
off-key

an Irish song
shower echoes off –key
ghosts shudder

tender love song
echoes from the shower –
soft cries

(c) Tournesol ’15

deceiving beauty (tanka)

Inspired by our host’s haiku:

her beauty
takes the life of the Lake
Water Hyacinth
© Chèvrefeuille

misleading beauty
industries and farms purge,
Yamaska River
running through villages
like Saint-Hyacinthe

© Tournesol’15

Carpe Diem

*Monitoring rivers running into the Saint Lawrence

moonbeams (haiku)

A post at Chris at The Muscleheaded Blog made me think of a poem I read this week by Chiyo-Ni

https://muscleheaded.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/vintage-postcard-humor-sets-us-mooning/

nani kite mo
utsukushiku naru
tsukimi kana

beautiful
whatever we wear
moon viewing
(c) Chiyo-Ni

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sleepwalks
on a midsummer night
moonbeams
(c) Tournesol’15