Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Tears flow down my cheeks
Long after the rain has stopped
Puddle at my feet

Your soothing palm on my back
I am no longer alone

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #10 Teika’s 4th Tanka Writing Technique – convicting feeling (abandoned beach)


First Frost


Cotton boll snow storm
Frosts southern field and furrow
Shimmering solstice

Song of ancestors sorrow
Blowing on the wind of change

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Universal Jane #6 first frost


Full Circle


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


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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Southern migration
Autumn’s cold front conveyance
Bird’s night Hejira

Orion and Sirius
Give chase at morning’s first light

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Special #220 Orion, a haibun by Dolores Fegan our featured haiku poetess