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guiding light (troiku)

 

Just before dawn
life seems to be on pause -still,
the north star shines bright

just before dawn
restless fledglings peep
mother eyes the worm

life seems to be on pause – still,
with bated breath –
baby’s first step

the north star shines bright
both on sea and land,
earth’s guiding light

©Tournesol’17

Haiku Horizons: Bright

 

 

 

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nature in progress (troibun) Daily Moments June 14, 2017

Humans are such creatures of habit.  Well, at least in this part of the country.  Weather is the most talked about topic…”It is too cold; it is too humid; Ow, my aching joints!.”  As soon as November wraps us with a veil of dark bareness before the snow, we say, I hate winter that is coming. Depression has already set in for more of our Northern Canadians since October.  The days are shorter and darkness haunts us.  Soon people start chanting, “I can’t wait until it snows. At least it will be brighter.”  And before December arrives, we often see snow.  Everyone is more or less pleased especially the children and winter enthusiasts.

 

She has prepared her wardrobe accordingly so the long cold months will, at least, be filled with change and style.  Four or five winter coats of different levels of warmth.  A few extra pairs of boots add to the list and of course, cleats…a few extra pairs and always one pair in her backpack if the sidewalks are treacherous when she finishes her late night shift.

 

Then snow overstays its welcome in January and then February and March storms.  Spring is around the corner, they say, but we all know that spring arrives when nature decides.  That can be the end of March, mid-april or early May for those more North and East of here.  All those months waiting for warmer temperatures.

 

Well, it has been quite warm this past week. On the weekend and yesterday temperatures went up to 32C with high humidity.  Oh, she should know. She finally installed her A/C and has emptied 4 litres of water 4 times in 12 hours!  Yes, indeed, the humidity is set in the house, the furniture, the clothes.  People who struggle with allergies as she does, find it difficult to breathe and headaches and migraines attack the most vulnerable.

 

It is June 13th and still not quite summer yet another two months of higher temperatures and humidity.  Now one would wonder why we complain about two to three months of warmer temperatures when many have whined and wished for warm weather for the past six months! But we hum and ho and whine and talk about the weather, “I was up most of the night because of the heat. I arrived at work drenched due to the heat. The bus is so hot and stinky…and even worse at the end of the day.”  And so on and so forth

Why not look at the changes and embrace them, she says to herself on her way to work…

 

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©Clr’17/06/14

(troiku)

peony
turning towards the sun
supping golden rays

peony
bumble bee exploring
nature in progress

turning towards the sun
swallows settling down
mid-day nap

supping golden rays
butterfly on a petal
cicadas sings

©Tournesol’17/06/14

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lilacs – troibun – Daily Moments June 12, 2017

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©Clr’17/06/12

On her way to work, she passes by a house with budding flowers and then she stops, takes a few steps back to admire a tree with flowers falling over the white picket fence.

(troiku)

sweet fragrance
tickling her nose
from the lilac tree

sweet fragrance
stops her on her path
last scents ‘til summer

tickling her nose
butterfly fluttering
delightful touch

from the lilac tree
flaunting its splendour
and luring bouquet

©Tournesol’17/06/12

Daily moments – lilacs (troibun) June 12 2017

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spring blossoms (troiku)

©Clr’17/06/11

(troiku)

June blossoms
wings coming back to life
stealing their hearts

June blossoms
painting shades
in living colour

wings come back to life
honey bees and butterflies
falling in love

stealing their hearts
monks chant at sundown
bowing their heads

©Tournesol’17/06/11

Haiku Horizons: steal

 

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Daily Moments – lazy Friday – June 9, 2017 (troiku)

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©Clr’17/06/09

Lounging like a queen
I’m so green with envy
asks me to join her

lounging like a queen
makes a royal request
to stroke her

I’m so green with envy
dreaming
another life

asks me to join her
tempting me cunningly
stretching languidly

©Tournesol’17/06/09

Daily Moments – lazy Friday – June 9,  2017

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

 

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sweet memories (troiku)

A troiku is a new haiku form created by our host, Chèvrefeuille.  I often write a tanka and take a step back for a moment or two and sometimes, convert it into a troiku.

This was my original tanka.

hopelessly waiting
sitting under the maple tree
looking for a sign
butterfly seeking nectar
oh, sweet melancholy!

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(Troiku)

childish yearnings
sitting under the maple tree
looking for a sign

childish yearnings
waiting for your presence
foolish desires

sitting under the maple tree
whence you’d sing me fables
melancholy breeze

looking for a sign
butterfly’s sipping nectar
candy-coated dreams

©Tournesol’17/06/08

 

Inspired by this waka by princess Kagami ; (7th century): This “waka” was written in response on a sedoka written by her younger sister Princess Nukada, the most famous female poet of her time.

 

Even a breeze may fail me
When I desire it.
Little I should grieve,
If only, sure of its coming,
I could await even a breeze.

© Princess Kagami

Our host’s contribution:
through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze

© Chèvrefeuille

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June 2nd, daily moments at White Rock, BC. – nature’s au revoir (troibun)

She walked uptown and managed to get to the top of the hill without panting too much. She was quite proud of that fact although she was also wise by pausing now and then. She could feel the muscles pulling at the back of her thighs and knew if she lived here within a few months she certainly would be in better shape. Yes, perhaps she should take the stairs more often going up at work. Starting this week she made a mental note to do this.

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©Clr`17/06/02 White Rock, BC.

By the time she returned down to the beach, people were walking along the pier to get a better view…

blends of amber
smudging layer on layer
warms twilight sky

blends of amber
rocking softly
on the water

smudging layer on layer
soft strokes
painter’s brush

warms twilight sky
radiates from golden star
nature’s last farewell

©Tournesol’17/06/06

June 2nd, daily moments at White Rock, BC. – nature’s au revoir

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©Clr`17/06/02
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Daily moments June 3, 2017 – golden rays (troiku)

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golden rays bleed
pure joy lifts above the clouds
through blue canvas

golden rays bleed
making faces glow
streaking blue skies

pure joy lifts above the clouds
hearts beating
lovers hand in hand

through blue canvas
artwork changes with each puff
gusts tense the jib

©Tournesol’17/06/03

A Troiku is a new haiku form created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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shedding (troiku)

I decided to write a troiku out of my previous haiga; a troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

secrets
hidden in sombre clouds
waiting to bleed

secrets
ancient stories
silenced

hidden in sombre clouds
shame, guilt and pent up rage
emotional storms

waiting to bleed
purging all the suffering
to let in rainbows

(c)Tournesol’17-06-01

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily moments – May 29/17 peace (troibun)

Compassion is the foundation of peace.” Amma

The old woman toiled in her garden for days, her heart filled with such hope…

Planting seeds
deep enough
free from foul play

Planting seeds
filled with love
forming strong roots

Deep enough
as a love struck poet
versed with compassion

Free from foul play
only white doves
spreading world peace

(C)Tournesol’17-05-29