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savouring nature (troibun)

Nearing the end of summer is such a busy and pleasant time of year. Fruits are still plentiful at the farmer’s market, we can smell the peaches, plums and first pickings from the apple orchard. Vegetables are in abundance and it is a time to make homemade ketchup, pickled beets and bread and butter pickles. Kitchens are filled with aromas and tiny hands reaching for a spoon to savour the fruits of our mother’s and grandmother’s labour.

harvesting season
golden honey on my tongue
taste of heaven

harvesting season
tart and crunchy Lobos
first apple pickings

golden honey on my tongue
mixed with lemon and ginger
GrandMaman’s potion

taste of heaven
after dinner digéstif
apricot brandy

©Tournesol’17/08/21

Haiku Horizons: Prompt “Taste”

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

 

 

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mystère matinale / morning mystery (haiku)

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Amaryllis in Bermuda/ Artist: Mae Roberts Giroux, Oakville, Ontario

The theme today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is ‘shifted flowers’ and the painting I have chosen is an abstract oil painting my aunt did from a photo she took.  She said one morning she walked out onto the garden and was mesmerized with such beautiful colours.

jardin du matin
à la suite d’un ciel étoilé
éclat de nuances

morning garden
morning after starlit sky
burst of shades

©Tournesol’17/08/21

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matchbox houses (troiku)

Inspired by Crossed Houses at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

 

linear shapes
concrete and steel
make-believe home

linear shapes
monotonous and boring
may turn one to drink

concrete and steel
searching for warmth
morning sun

make-believe home
ardent lovers still reach bliss
fairy-tale moonbeams

©Tournesol’17/08/21

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Crossed House (Manuel Clavel Rojo)

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life happens (haibun)

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, our host givs us two images of “fractal art” and explains it here:

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.ca/2017/08/carpe-diem-1237-fractal-art-image-found.html

 

This image spoke to her with mute passion. Each colour and curve follows a perfectly planned sequence. Memories of stories her grandmother, a mid-wife came to mind. Grand-Maman was led by her compassion and her faith…life happens.

swimming in circles
iridescent embryo
symmetry of life

©Tournesol’17/08/21

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nature’s serenade Troibun (Departure #27)

©Clr’17 Yamaska River

nature’s serenade Troibun (Departure #27)

Looking out over the river by her late mother’s house, she hears a bird whistling loudly. She goes under the tree and speaks softly, “Where are you? You sing so beautifully…”

 

 

 

 

by the riverside
stirred from her dream
serenading

by the riverside
recalling times past
daydreaming

stirred from her dream
singing happily from a tree
she smiles

serenading
consoling her lovingly
a cardinal sings

©Tournesol’17/08/15

This troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille and this is written for August Retreat 2017 – theme is “departure”at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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wan moon (Departure #26)

Driving east to my hometown this morning, I could not get over the puffy clouds moving softly with the wind and then I saw a faint glimpse of a pale white circle…

morning moon
still
hanging around

Being a night owl, and seeing this beautiful image so early in the morning, made me smile.

©Tournesol ‘17/08/14

Carpe Diem Haiku Hai – August retreat 2017 – Departure #26

 

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lazy season (troiku)

©Clr’17

Departure #23

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Lazy season (troiku)

call to task
mid-summer harvest
suckling nectar

call to task
butterflies and bees
floating in sweetness

mid-summer harvest
making ready for,
season’s long sleep

suckling nectar
tirelessly collecting
honey’s essentials

©Tournesol’17/08/10

Written for August Retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – theme is “Departure”