Tag: Poetry

Plume Grass

While you decline to cry, high on the mountainside a single stalk of plumegrass wilts. © Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), (Tr. Michael R. Burch) drying in the golden sunbreeze spreading delicate wisps Carpe Diem Tan Renga Advertisements

Full Snow Moon

full snow moon stirs the ladybug on cold bare branches © Hamish scarlet splash on black fingerslonging for the warmth of spring a new day brings joybudding branches floweringfresh season beckons ladybugs feast on aphidsprotecting new growth Author’s Note: From the Carpe Diem challenge,…

A Glimmer, A Shine

Greytodayblue skies fadegive way to woeas soft raindrops fallupon my face, eagerto wash away my dismayI say a prayer, ask for peaceto rid my soul of despair and griefand through stormy clouds a glimmer, a shinea beam of hope, peeking through dreary skiesthe spirited…

Purple Rain

water reflection– a flying squirrel across the wisteria’s mantle © Takarai Kikaku (Tr. unknown)velvet petals kiss the ponda downpour of purple rain Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge

Many Lives

Once, in a past life reading, a psychic told me in one of my previous lives I was a black man living on a southern plantation shortly after the Civil War. In this life, I was in my twenties, recently ‘freed’ and hungry for…

In a Spring Garden

Gentle breeze and sweet sunshine in a spring garden where vivid green tendrils vine and climb murmuring to wild roses blossoming spirits Come, feel the quiet solitude of verdant trees for harmony is here in ancient forest boughs while wandering the yielding mossy path…

Spring is in the Air

the sky is bluer birds are singing once again caressed by sunshine ©Kim M. Russell spring buds breaking through rough barkcherry blossoms blushing rain Carpe Diem Tan Renga

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