Indian Summer

standing still
indian summer

Pat R



Carpe. Diem. Haiku


Daily Haiku Challenge





Sugar & Spice


butterfly’s flutter
whispers of sugar and spice –
buzz of bumble bee

honeysuckle’s heady scent
beckons both naughty and nice

Pat R

7 /08/17

For Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge

Ocean & Shore

stroll on ocean shores –
sorting through old memories
one wave at a time

Pat R


Beam of Light

through the hum of the mantra
beam of light

Pat R



Carpe Diem Haiku Challenge: Om Mani Padme Hum

Sense of Loss

fall colors gone
bare branches stalk gray skies –
sense of loss

Pat R


Inspired by:

Even a breeze may fail me
When I desire it.
Little I should grieve,
If only, sure of its coming,
I could await even a breeze
© Princess Kagami


through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze
© Chèvrefeuille


Carpe Diem Haiku

Haiku Puzzle


Morning dew
Evaporates in the early sunlight
Young foliage


I depart from this life
Spirit climbs to the sky
With a blessing


An old pond
Frogs jump into
Water sound……Basho

I knew only one Author. I didn’t want to look anything up because I wanted to see how I did.

There is a new special feature over at Carpe Diem Haiku
In this week’s “Chevrefeuille’s Gift To You To Celebrate Our First Luster Of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai” I have “invented” a new special feature. I have called it “Haiku Puzzler”. The goal is to re-create the scrambled haiku of three haiku poets, but to make it somewhat more difficult, I have used four scrambled haiku.

Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention.

2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.

3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.

To make the “haiku puzzler” complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.

These are my leftover lines of the fourth haiku. Something tells me “gazing at the moon’ does not belong here:) This was so much fun Kristjaan:)

Smoke whirls
After the passage of a train
Having gazed at the moon

For Carpe Diem Haiku Challenge