Merci Chèvrefeuille (tanka – haiku)

I am trying to keep the mood of our host and mentor for already, almost three years of hosting haiku memes.  Rather than translate word for word, I have written both a French and English interpretation of his haiku:

haiku poets
write about transience … a short moment
lasting in time

© Chèvrefeuille

haiku poets
come together in passing – still,
virtual and real

poètes de haïku
rendez-vous précaire – encore,
virtuel et vrai

© Tournesol ‘15

And this is my thanks to our mentor, Chèvrefeuille, who shares his passion and thoughtfully teaches us more than words, daily.

haiku lover
shares his passion, teaching
one moment comes to life
seventeen syllables

© Tournesol’15

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Time Machine

I chose this video of More Than Words (one of my most favourite songs)  with the original  Extreme in front of a live audience. I think this shows our “coming together” at Carpe Diem as a family.   Merci Kristjaan pour ton dévouement . Cheryl-Lynn

dew frost (haiku)

Chèvrefeuille writes two beautiful haiku inspired by dew frost .

early morning walk
through the park that looks so fragile –
sunrise and dew frost

cobweb sparkles
prince winter has made his round
through the city-park

© Chèvrefeuille

Here is my inspiration on dew frost

rosée lumineuse
dentelle à l’aube,  papillonne
soupçon de l’hiver

glistening dewdrops
quivering web of dawn
hint of winter

© Tournesol ‘15

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Autumn walk (30 doh – 023 September haiga)

Finally, she can breathe with the temperatures lowered but not plummeted to shock the body. Walking to work she looks at the fallen leaves forming a lovely carpet and up at the changing colours ever so slowly resisting the transition this year for some reason. Ah, yes, due the unusual warmth, nature is quite confused. Again she approaches her concrete garden that seems to blossom only in the fall. Perhaps it is a gift from the gods hiding underneath sowing the seeds all through summer.


trees shed leaves
yielding to season’s slumber
wildflowers resist

© Tournesol’15

30 days of haiga – 023 – Autumn Walk – Rick Daddario