Tag Archives: lovers

night rain (troiku)



the sound of rain
drumming against the window
lovers’ serenade

the sound of rain
in the night
muffling their moans

drumming against the window
keeping in time
with their heartbeats

lovers’ serenade
tangle of limbs


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – The Sound of Rain

young love (tanka)

(c) Clr’16


running through puddles
midsummer rain
laughing like young children
hands her a scented flower
raindrops on rose blushed petals

(c) Tournesol’16

Secret Keeper Prompts 5 words: YOUNG RAIN LAUGH ROSE HAND 

Feeling a bit constrained to keep those 5 words in my poem, here are two other poems inspired by this flower:


splashing in puddles
feel so alive and young
laughing at life
hands her a gem flecked flower
curve of her rose tinted lips


raindrops on petals
midsummer rain
nature’s perfect gems


dancing by the lake (haibun)

When she was a young teen she would sit behind the wooden stage propped up near Lake Champlain at Isle le Motte, Vermont.   Every Saturday, the owners of the campground would play fifty’s music. It was 1965 and she would sit with her older sister and they would watch their parents dance. Her mother was 5ft 2-3/4” and her father was 5ft 11”. They would sweep the floor with their soft feet floating on that wooden stage. Her mom on her tip toes swooning at the love her life. Her father with his charismatic smile. They danced like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire…only her father was much more handsome.

bodies touching
heat of a summer’s night
under moonlit sky

© Tournesol ’16/03/03

Written for Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille at MindLoveMiserysMenagerie

halo glow

© Clr’15/09/28 Supermoon

light of the full moon
shines through colored leaves
at last … autumn
© Chèvrefeuille

halo reflecting earth
young loves swoon in heaven’s glow

even robins sing
through the window
the old man snores

teens walk home hand in hand
muffling innocent giggles

© Tournesol ’15

© Clr '15
© Clr ’15

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai