Archives for category: Garden

I caught you
Flipping through my notebook
Impudent breeze

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Dancer rests

Tulle glittering

Dragonfly

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin 

A dawn spider
Flying between the daisies
On strands of sunlight
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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Passing ice-cream van –
On suburban washing lines
Summer dresses dance.
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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Still it is light

Yet the rock rose petals lie

Already scattered.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Spring is fading –

Against the tumbledown house

Wisteria weeps.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem:  a carpet of purple

And here are the two haiku I wrote for the Carpe Diem kukai back in March before the wisteria came into bloom here in the UK.

Bare and twisted,

Amid crowds of crocuses,

Wisteria waits.

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March wisteria –

On old, twisted branches hangs

Anticipation.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

A brown leaf

Flutters back on the bough –

Perching sparrow.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem, where the task was to write a riddle haiku. I’ve adapted one of my earliest haiku.

The wind stills –

A snowstorm suspended

On white cherry trees.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: White Blossoms

Censer-swinging priests

Go – I have wind-shaken trees

Spilling their blossoms.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

In response to Carpe Diem: Priest and morning glory.

I had to look this up but the censer or incense burner swung by Catholic priests is called a thurible. Not very poetic alas.

Blown from the tree

A pair of cherry blossoms

Falls together.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Weatherbeaten