Saturday, October 20, 2012

Carpe Diem, Nightingale

Today we have ... Nightingale ... for prompt. So let's go and write a haiku or two on Nightingale.

in the twilightzone
the song of a nightingale
in my backyard

in my backyard
inbetween the trees and bushes
a nightingale's song

As a nurse I love to share here a haiku about Florence Nightingale.

lady with the lamp
seeking for wounded soldiers
the source of nursing

the source of nursing
daughter of a preacherman
lady with the lamp

See you next time ... when? I don't know ... we will see.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Autumn Flowers

Image courtesy: autumn flower
We are halfway Autumn and nature around us becomes more colorful ... colored leaves, the autumn flowers, e.g. chrysanthemums, asters and more. It's a wonder and a joy to see all those different colors and see the decay of Mother Earth's surface.
What a joy ... because without decay of nature no new springtime and new life.

To me Autumn is about detachment, stormy weather and Chrysanthemums. All the wonderful colored Chrysanthemums giving me a feeling of hope and a feeling of real joy. On Carpe Diem one of the prompts was Chrysanthemum and I published there a few haiku by Basho on Chrysanthemums. Here I would like to publish a few Chrysanthemum haiku by other haiku poets e.g.:

A dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it?

(c) Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1959)

For his morning tea
A monk sits down in utter silence-
Confronted by chrysanthemums

(c) Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

white chrysanthemums
the smell of winter tickles my nose -
northeaster wind

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Autumn ... yes ... that's my season.

in full bloom
all the chrysantemums in the garden

my own rainbow

Wow! What a wonderful impromptu haiku ... yes I know it, that's immodest for a haiku poet, but really I love this haiku very much.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, Butterfly

Dear Haijin,

A new Tackle It Tuesday is on. I am a little bit late with publishing, but ... well I think that's the result of having also a daily haiku meme Carpe Diem on my new weblog. This week's theme for Tackle It Tuesday is butterfly. It's not really a seasonword for Autumn, it's more of Summer, but ... well I have visitors form all over the world ... so there will be for sure one who's living in a country were Summer is still on.

Awesome ... I love butterflies, these fragile creatures are so wonderful to look at. They are really a little present of Mother Earth.

on the verandah
a yellowish butterfly
the light of sun down

And another one:

waving on the wind
butterflies resting in the sun
on the Buddleia

And for closure ... a last one:

on the Honeysuckle
the fragile wings of a butterfly
a fluttering sound

That was it for this week. Have fun, be inspired and write wonderfully composed haiku.
This Tackle It Tuesday will stay on 'till nex Monday October 22th 11.59 PM (CET) Please share a comment after linking ... Thank you.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Moon

Source: New Moon
Today it is New Moon. So a new cycle will start today. Our Moon is a wonderful moon and I enjoy watching at her every day again.
So today I am a bit sad, because she ... our beloved moon ... I can't see. Tears tickling behind my eyes, but I have to be strong ... I am a man ... and a man doesn't cry (smiles). Just kidding I am not such a guy. When I am sad and I feel that I have to cry ... well than tears will be scattered.

where is she?
looking for her but can't find her
new moon

new moon
she, our moon will grow again
a new lives cycle

Every New Moon is a new beginning. She will grow again and will bring joy again when she grows to her full sight.