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Daily Moments – reflections of spring – May 15/17 (Troibun)

©Clr’17/05/14 Mother’s Day ’17

Spring is really here, she thinks as she walks along the boulevard. Finally, lawns are brightening from last season’s slumber. Dandelions are starting to poke their heads here and there, a sure sign of warmer times to come. Such a treat to walk outside in lighter clothes, no longer the weight of winter coats and fur lined boots, she ponders as she sneezes and wipes her teary eyes.


tickling her nose
fresh cut grass

warming her heart
roses for Mother

tickling her nose
along the roadside
dandelions giggle

fresh cut grass
summer in the horizon –
grating lawn mowers



A Troiku is a new haiku form created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where  you will see daily meme for waka.

Written for Haiku Horizons: Road & my

bedtime stories (troiku)


giggles from the sand
afterglow of impish smiles
timeless memories

giggles from the sand
naivety breeds total trust
signs of timeless youth

afterglow of impish smiles
pure and innocent
after their first time

timeless memories
adults’ bedtime stories
on lonely nights

© Tournesol’16/08/16

Haiku Horizons “sign”

summer fun (haiku)

Inspired by Patricia Donegan’s haiku:

As rain drops diminish
I hear the tapping
of the monk’s wooden bell. © Patricia Donegan

after the downpour
swallows bathe in pools
of rainwater


the cypress tree & I
lean into the wind. © Patricia Donegan

sailboat hastens
tall white sail tautens
wind at her back



blossoms (tan renga & troiku)

in the blind wind’s dance
© Jane Reichhold
solemn contemplation
petals rest on her plaque

© Tournesol’16/05/25

The above tan renga inspired me to write just a bit more and here is a troiku I will be adding to Haiku Horizons prompt “rest”

muted June bug
in solemn contemplation
rests on her plaque

muted June bug

in solemn contemplation
starlings nap
on bended knees

rests on her plaque
one lone


Safflowers (tanka)

(c) Flickr

safflower field
beneath the periwinkle sky –
sight to dye for

© Björn Rudberg

amazing sight
a yellow sea as far as I can see
Safflower field

© Chèvrefeuille


summer rains lull
colours bleed into puddles
safflowers rouse
radiant blossoms
whimsical and free

( c) Tournesol ’15

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