Thursday, September 29, 2011


the lake waters rise
from deep briny ocean bed
inviting swimmers

see the blue mountains
closely touching the skies, clouds
beckoning, come close


Author's Note:  This is the last prompt of the Haiku Heights Challenge for the month of September.   Thank you to everyone who have visited, and left wonderful comments.   It was pleasure to read your poems and visit your blogs.      

Posted for Haiku Heights:  # 88 Any Topic 
In Tandem # 12

Picture credit:   Jinksy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


cadence of water
rushing in, rushing out, rush
morning, evening tide

rhythm of water
waving in, waving out, wave
sun rise to sun set 

Haiku Heights:   Prompt # 87 is Rhythm   

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


he was so charming
all flowery compliments 
we all felt special

she was so charming
laughter, sweet smiles blooming like 
bouquet of flowers  

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Monday, September 26, 2011


sun stood poised on clouds  
rays of splendour on her cloak  
ready for new day

the tree stood erect 
greeting the bright morning sun
leaves, branches hushed still

Haiku Heights - Prompt # 85 is Poise

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Saturday, September 24, 2011


long winding journey
passing dark trees, rocks, valleys 
never a straight road

walk each step knowing 
consequences of choices 
choose your path wisely

Haiku Heights:  Free Topic Prompt.  Poetry form is Haiku (3 lines, 17 syllables). 

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Lost garden

flowers and weeds grow 
running wild with abandon 
over garden walls

lost, unattended  
nature weaves lush green colours 
overflowing land 

Haiku Heights:    Prompt # 82 is Lost

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Boat ride

boat coasting over 
blue water shimmering sky
rippling quiet day

daybreak horizon
preparing to sail away
to waters unknown

Posted for In Tandem # 11 and Haiku Heights - prompt is water.

Picture credit:   Jinksy 

Sunday, September 18, 2011


bravely I venture  
waters rippled in response
bold steps, I walk on 

I make bold plans to 
make a life of difference
for myself, others  

Posted for Haiku Heights - #77 Prompt is BOLD

Poetry form:   Haiku - 3 lines

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


i search the wide room 
under table, white closets
i could not find you

opening window 
twigs sway hearing evening's call 
a lone shadow leaps 

full pale moon in arms 
dancing red shoes on brown feet   
twirling out of sight

goodbye, full circle
we have come, until I see 
not a trace of you

Haiku Heights:   # 76 Free Topic Prompt 
One Single Impression:   Betrayal

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Friday, September 16, 2011


cold blistering wind
blowing snowflakes and white dust
welcome winter land

trees wrapped like cocoon
animals hibernating
until frost, ice melts

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Street sounds

fire engine blaring
along crowded narrow street
alas, false alarm


clock chimes
tall buildings in a row sighed
as feet rushed outside


national game day
horns and whistles blowing loud
street full of colours  

In Tandem:   picture credit:   Jinksy


water crashing shore
never ending weaving
time and motion

roar of waves
singing, dancing in
unbroken rhythm

seashells on grey sands
swept by morning rush   
waits for turning tide

green algae float
salty brine flowing
streams into streams

swirling, crushed corals
clinging to soles of feet 
dusting footprints in sand

a pebble flies into air  

Author's Note:   I don’t know where it will land.  Some changes in my work life are coming.   More demanding and technical job in another city further away from home. 

I will know by next week.  

Posted for Poetry Jam - hosted by Dani and Flash Fiction Friday with G-man.  Yes, my other blog :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


brown, red, yellow leaves
slowly spinning to the ground
fall's welcome carpet

curled leaves on grass 
raking them neatly in piles
takes all my patience

Haiku Heights:  Prompt # 73 is Patience

Poetry form:  Haiku (3 lines, 17 syllables)

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maple tree

Japanese maple
tree of autumn's splendour
casting colourful spell

Umbrella of fire
blooming amidst cool season
belle of the fall

russet autumn leaves
flooding the city's landscape
nature's wallpaper

Haiku Heights:   Prompt # 69 free topic (Maple Tree) and Prompt # 70 is Flood.

Poetry form:   Haiku (3 lines, 17 syllables)

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Blue Moon

the world turned blue
when pining words in letter
returned:   unknown address

full blue moon rising
over colored freckled clouds
portent of magic

Posted for Haiku Heights - Challenge.   Prompt # 67 is Yearn and Prompt # 68 is Magic.
Also for:  In Tandem 

Picture credit:  Jinksy

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


soft patter of rain
falling on green leafy shrubs
hardened by the sun

peering under leaf
waiting for the rain to stop
to leap out of sight

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


flock of  birds swarming 
calm waters glowing as sun sets

Author's Note:  Posted for Haiku Heights # 65 - Prompt is Hypnotic.  

Haiku form (3 lines, 17 syllables).  

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I cannot touch you
but you make me dream of you
gazing pink hued sky 


Unadorned, I gaze  
your beauty flourishing each day 

Author's Note:  Posted for In Tandem and Haiku Heights: prompt # 62 - Sky (my choice) and prompt 63 # Flourish

Picture credit:    Jinksy