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Daily Moments July 20 2016 river flows (Haibun)

Riding on the bus home late tonight she looked out the window and felt a surge of wellbeing.

river in the night
black ink scrolls
scribes to the full moon
letters of gold hues
moonbeams of happenstance

(c) Tournesol’16-07-20

Daily Moments July 20 2016 river flows

scent of jasmine (haiku)


Inspired by:
shaded by blossoms
it is like song in a play
resting on a journey
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

By the river
chants message of love
scent of jasmine


scent of jasmine
river rapids rush
flood her heart

© Tournesol ’15

Written by our host:

scent of Jasmine
sound of a gurgling brook
peace of mind

© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai “Jasmine”

river heals (Tan Renga)

Such a lovely prompt today at Carpe Diem to complete a Tan Renga.  Our host shares his heart warming delight that Carpe Diem has become an engaged and loving family. Here are two completions by our host.

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines (Becca Givens)

the sound of a waterfall
makes the night more silent (Chèvrefeuille)

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines (Becca Givens)

behind a thin veil of clouds
she, the one I love, smiles at me (Chèvrefeuille)

Indeed, I am a late comer, more like the half-sister or step-sister whichever seems the nicest {grins}.  A family that creates an art painters do, a mood great writers do and encouragement and guidance a caring parent or older sibling do.  In that vein I have written this.  I am starting with the completion that suits the mood of this prompt best.

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines ©Becca Givens

intermittent trickle
winks of the milky way © Tournesol

Water is actually my lifeline in so many ways.  At first I looked at this prompt and attempted several completions that appeared morose and yet it is meant to show the power of water and how its presence in my life changes the currents in my heart, soul and moods.   So I wrote several and reread the instructions of our host giving us a choice to write another haiku or completion.  Ah, so back to the drawing board and here are my haiku that map a part of my journey before I arrived to the above completion.

© Roger Kenner – Richelieu River, Chambly, Quebec

toes in icy water,
sting in hope, tingling
mollifies the soul 

tears of despair
finally, river swallows
I can breathe

© Tournesol