Monday, November 16, 2015

arousing my senses

Dear friends and followers,

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK) we are on a journey through the Altai Mountains. Once the silk road ran straight through this region and our guest host at CDHK, Hamish Managua Gunn, has written a wonderful post about this silk road. You really have to read that post (as I may say so). I wasn't inspired enough to write an all new haiku in response of that post, so I dived into my archives and found a few wonderful haiku which I love to share here with you:

arousing my senses
the sweet coolness of silk blankets
shared with my love

silk tree blossoms
in a soothing summer rain
trembling in silence

trembling in silence
silk tree blossoms, so fragile,
in a summer breeze

© Chèvrefeuille
I had never heard from the Silk Tree, but it is really a beautiful tree. See for yourself.
Credits: Silk Tree

I love to share also a haiku composed by one of the four famous haiku poets, Buson, in which this silk tree is mentioned:

amenohiya madakini kurete nemuno hana 
a rainy day
quickly falls the night -
silk tree blossoms

© Yosa Buson

And to conclude this post inspired on the silk road I have two other haiku from my archives:

snow falls softly
the statue of Buddha covered
in white silk

kimono slipping
fingertips discover silk road
ecstatic sigh

© Chèvrefeuille
Well .... see you next time.