all the machinery is oiled tucked away for another year hands are chapped and stained jeans are beyond repair long lines of jars are waiting for papa to put away * the air is filled with spice and the kids are keen tonight we bundle up jars of corn,potatoes, and beans given as an offering […]
kare eda ni karasu no tomarikeri aki no kure on a bare branch a crow has stopped autumn dusk ~Basho your cries fill the sky leaves shudder from the chill red and gold bonfires The bird that best represents autumn is the Crow today’s Carpe Diem prompt.
Here is our first Tan Renga starting haiku written by Jessica of Like an Apple; Jessica wrote this haiku in response on our kigo ‘scarecrow’ (Kakashi). Stanza 1 (5-7-5) ~ Jessica wind jostles the scarecrow near the heavy-hung cornstalks the summer is spent Stanza 2 (7-7) ~ me lonely in the cold of day bonfires to […]
golden face glow life stirs beneath your smile ready for harvest * celebrate harvest kids laughter in hay wagon stew on the fire * We lived in an agricultural area for years. How fun to celebrate the end of harvest by a bonfire of cornstalks and walnut limbs while the kids went on a moonlight […]