Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ancient Road

[   I am reading a book, coincidentally enough, about an ancient road called the Appian Way.  It is about the murder of one patrician by another, in 53 BC; an event that actually took place. And, here's an internet image of the paving stones that were used to build this important route.   ]

this way remains yet 
old Roman spirits passing
marvel of ancients

linked to carpe diem; Ancient Road

Friday, December 28, 2012

A photo from another year......Here in New England, winter is just beginning - first real snow last night!  So I certainly cannot celebrate the prompt.....I will write with lots of wishful thinking!

sunny heads shooting
beyond frozen ground and snow
spring around the bend

linked to carpe diem; Nearly Spring

Sunday, December 23, 2012


icy overflow
no drink nor bath for sparrows
frozen waters drip

linked to carpe diem; Icicles


in my mind's eye
 a world of peace and light
kindness and love abundant 
just imagine

linked to OSI; Imagine

Saturday, December 22, 2012


simple design
rest and stay now
life goes by

linked to carpe diem; Quilt/Futon

Snow On

it's begun to snow
heaven-sent soft flakes of white
reflect light within

linked to haiku heights Snow

Friday, December 21, 2012

Eye See Orange

A hilarious photo of my cousin's granddaughter, Olivia....She lives in Gainesville, Florida, and like her parents, Olivia is a huge 'Gators' football fan....Thus, the very orange outfit......

linked to orange u glad


angel passing by
gliding dancing praying by
did you see me too?

linked to haiku my heart
  and    haiku friday

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Home and Hearth

place of fire and stone
logs aglow with warmth and light
winter's centering

linked to carpe diem; Fireplace

Just Stories

biblical authors
tales of magical events 
men with strange visions

linked to haiku sensational; Visions

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


material things
acquire none for christmas 
wish for peace on earth

linked to josie2shoes; *Wish*


frightening figure
 raven birds deterred from crops
 I too am afraid 

linked to carpe diem

Sunday, December 16, 2012


garish bird and wife
no matter of gender fill
in feather pillows

linked to carpe diem; Mandarin Ducks

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Fair

recalling bazaar
year's final festivity
smiling with my mom 

linked to carpe diem; New Year's Market
    and    haiku friday 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


every single day
counting abundant blessings
grateful for so much 
linked to hump-day haiku; Blessings

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I search for meaning
during this holiday time
 difficult season

linked to haiku sensational; Search

Sunday, December 9, 2012

winter rain

chilling wet drops
 grey cloud drift above
warmth in my house
first snow excitement
fleeting euphoric chill
a white beginning

linked to carpe diem;  Winter Rain

Friday, December 7, 2012


chest-empty sorrow
pain of losing a loved one
sadness I know you

linked to haiku heights; Pain


tea plantation
 flowers rarely seen
young leaf harvest

linked to carpe diem; Tea Flower

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Strong winds

gusts of wintry winds 
withering boughs with brute force
leaves on pond water

linked to carpe diem; Withering Wind


we hope for clarity
and desire rarity
everyday yearning to learn

linked to OSI; Yearn

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Orange-y rust patina on a 'road' sign in an old cemetery...I guess 'Maple" would be an okay address to be buried in...

linked to orange u glad

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


in nearby room
giggles and excited whispers
it's sleep-over night

linked to theme thurs; Whispers


I just did not know
 sharing the depths of your soul
you changing my world


delayed reaction
to all that has gone before
guide us tomorrow

linked to haiku sensational; Reaction

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nov. Flowers

Two of the last flowers left in town....Snow showers today......Winter is on its way...

linked to nf bio-ma

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day-ly Moon

tidal change coming
awaiting fullness of moon 
shine over waters
refracted from sun
orb brims with luminescence 
lighting my dark way

linked to tackle it tues; Moonlight

Quiet Times

comfort in silence
 side by side we sit so close
yet love speaks volumes

linked to carpe diem; LOVE

Saturday, November 24, 2012


broken birches
once noble symbol of myth
brutal tree fungus

The birch trees in many parts of New England are dying or dead.  A horrible fungal disease has decimated them, and I am sad to think these lovely trees may never again be seen lining nearby roadways and wooded areas. 

linked to carpe diem; Silver Birch


uninteresting dull
no art theatre or music
cultural desert

linked to haiku heights; Desert

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


wild roses bloom
across a busy street I pause
delicious fragrance

linked to carpe diem; Rose


This prompt got me thinking about gathering rosebuds 'whilst ye may', and then a song started in my head. Remember the grade-school singing of 'We gather together to ask the lord's blessing'?

Yes, Thanksgiving is certainly a time to tune in to giving thanks for everyday, and for everything we've got -food, family, and a warm hearth.  When my family was together during the holiday, we'd go around the table and take our turn recounting that for which we were grateful. On the spur of the moment, and depending on the age of the family member, some of the comments were amusing.  But the message was received, and we all ate the turkey with smiles on our faces.

So, we all need to gather our rosebuds while we may...

linked to 2shoes tues; Gather

Sunday, November 18, 2012


light mist in sea air
morning breaking on harbor
stillness of dawn

linked to carpe diem; Mist


bonds of love
intimate sisterhood
kindred spirits

linked to carpe diem; Relationship

Saturday, November 17, 2012

white peony bows
weighted with virginal dreams
 soft petals weeping

linked to carpe diem; Issa's Peony

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jade Emperor

god of taoism
realms of existence to rule 
head of parthenon

linked to carpe diem; Jade

testing life waters
 drown or swim ashore
to meet the dawn light

linked to haiku my heart