View at Dawn #tanrenga #nature #photography

doe and fawns

the open window

screened with a web

leaf shadows

© Jane Reichhold

raise the misty morning veil

 mother leads her fawns to drink

Today’s Tan Renga challenge #108 at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to echo Jane Reighhold’s beautiful haiku.

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Changes #poetry #photography

golden gate pm

Gold with little rain

I drive through the veil of yesterday

hoping little has changed

I can’t quite see behind

I see tracings of what lies ahead

the giants in today’s sky

are the least of what I dread

San Francisco and the Northern Bay area (of California) will always be considered home. I dont like seeing the changes that the drought has wrought on the state. I like seeing less the effects the drought is having on nature. Wildlife is driven into the cities in search of food and water. The deer are beautiful (though quite lean); the mountain lions a little less desirable.

The Daily Post Challenge for this week is Change.

Yesterday’s New #dpchallenge #photography #poetry

… it flowed away from yesterday

journey’s path was set anew

what came between us

can’t be read in tomorrow’s news

let us leap toward a new day

one I see rising on the horizon

no need for a replay

let’s race to meet the sun

A new year is time for many things. Yes we can reflect on yesterday but there are new horizons to aim toward.

The Photo prompt for the DP Challenge at WordPress is NEW. Also linking to Nancy Merrill’s photography blog.

All New – Photography to enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (daily post)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (from hiding to blogging)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (j. picks)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (the daily blabber)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (cee’s photography)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New  (just another nature . . . )

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (just snaps)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (jinan daily photo)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (let’s try this again)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (cardinal guzman)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (chittle chattle)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (here and abroad)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (sfchapman)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (Cardinalguzman)

Winter’s Gift #nature #poetry #death

deer

They came too late to say “goodbye”

for long had she been dead

the one who had bounded free

and always the herd  led

where goes the life

that under tree doth fall

a breath too soon has left

tho young or old it matters not

their heart we are bereft

Winter steals many things

color, warmth and all

your beauty seemed to gather much

and teased the world of spring

Carry forth into the night

you spirit of the dawn

perhaps well see you in her eyes

unsteady as a fawn

 

Voyeur of the Forest #photography #poem

trees breathe life

spring gives birth to nature

a constant song

*

mesmerized I sit

doe cares for her speckled young

my backyard

tree haiku

 

Older than the trees

each year new life

ancient wisdom

Thanks to Managua Gunn who is ghost writing for Carpe Diem today.

He speaks of the forest, the life and healing there and asks that we let the forest inspire our writing.

I am fortunate to each day be inspired by the forest in my back yard.

(I spent Saturday morning watching two young very speckled fawn skipping about the back, while the mother took a snooze.)

What does the forest inspire in your creative spirit???

won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree


Cedar umbrellas, off
to Mount Yoshimo for
the cherry blossoms

and thank you for the words of Basho timeless in meaning and inspiration…

 

Autumn’s Child #poetry #photography

The Carpe Diem prompt is to write a Tanka, the syllables count is: 5-7-5-7-7 … The inspiration comes from tanka poet Mariko Kitakubo
fine snow
of New Year’s Day,
small footprints
lead to grandma’s gate
before the shrine
~ Kitakubo

 autumn's child

autumn’s child

grazing a touch away

small footprints

lithe beauty takes my breath

our eyes meet