Day: 2014-12-19

Red chests

Carpe Diem #630, Straw.

komo wo ki te   tare bito imasu   hana no haru

wrapped in a straw mat
who can this great one be?
flowers of spring           
© Basho (1644-1694)

on frozen snow
still warm from the cow barn
broken straw                 
© Jane Reichhold

between straw bales
two youngsters exploring love
their first kiss                  © Chèvrefeuille

Golden winter straw
bullfinches red chests adorne
ladies are waiting


Tan Renga

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #64.

curtain of light
shimmers in the winter cold
flight of fancy                                         (© Dolores)

in the middle of the night
Mother Nature’s light show                   (© Chèvrefeuille)

curtain of light
shimmers in the winter cold
flight of fancy   (© Dolores)

far away the light fade out
melancholy winter nights  ©Birgitta Rudenius


Wool stockings are red

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #15, ” Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings
hanging above the fireplace
awaiting presents
© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Children’s starlight eyes
reading Christmas poetry
wool stockings are red

Want to thank our host Kristjaan Panneman –Chèvrefeuille – serving us with all these inspiring challenges at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai every day.
Wishing you all the best Kristjaan!