Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Fire

Orange Blossoms

Fire of the sun
Brilliant energy reborn
Sweet orange blossoms

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #82: Fire and
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Carpe Diem Namasté The Spiritual Way #7 New Life (Easter)


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Reflection

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Pause
To take a look
Deep inside

Sometimes
What seems like the best hiding place
Gives us a false sense of security
When what we are really doing
Is trying to hide from ourselves

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #81: Reflections and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Security


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Love

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A time of turmoil
Humanity on the rocks
All compassion gone

Heart hardened like stone
From pain, fear, disappointment
My internal shell

Then this loving face
Acts as the water or wind
I break down and cry

I needed this light
In a time when peace alludes
Love among the hate

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #73: Love
Please click on the link to Patrick’s piece, The Angel. It is exquisite.


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Requiem

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Soft winged requiem
Heron dips an aliyah
Coming home to roost

Prayer for pain’s release
Broken body unfettered
Spirit soon to soar

Congratulations to the winners of the tribute to Jane Kukai, Candy and Hamish Managua Gunn. To see their beautiful submissions please go to: Carpe Diem Kukai “Tribute to Jane” – The Results

To see all of the beautiful poems submitted go to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem’s Kukai …a tribute to the late poet Jane Reichhold.


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Akasha

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Being in nature
I am reminded that
I am merely a portal
A channel for the universe
Part of a greater web
Of connections and purpose
And I find solace in the thought
All that have come before me
All that will come after me
Are part of a bigger plan

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge 59: Channel


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Full Circle

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Pattering of rain
Unfurling tender young leaves
Painting blooming buds

Misty mountain air
The solitude of silence
Meditating monk

River of steelhead
Race against a summer breeze
She gasps her last breath

Seeds scattered on snow
Sparrows flit with excitement
Against a blue sky

Challenge:

Chèvrefeuille has listed twelve (12) words, one word for every hour. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clockwise way.

Here are the twelve (12) words, one word for every hour you have to use for the challenge:

1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Full Circle #2-2016
The challenge ends October 27th at 10.00 PM (CET). Please check out the link if you want to respond to the challenge and to read the participants beautiful responses.


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Healing

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It’s the scars you don’t see
That represent the most damage
The scars that forced a change
That I resisted until I broke
So that healing could begin

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #58: Healing