after hours


In Carpe Diem #1274  Chèvrefeuille invites us to explore ‘wordlessness’ in haiku. Visiting at a restaurant after it closed, I attempted some brief haiku:

chef sings

after hours

electric stars

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hanging out

red scooter

decor

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chairs cower 

on tabletops

mop on the loose

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work done

feet in the air

all tabled

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reflections within and without

Thinking about ‘reflections’and how self knowledge comes from different kinds of external mirrors and from introspection, I wrote three haiku:

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a look of dismay

sends words to silent replay

rueful reflection 

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who am I?

a blend of reflections 

from within and without

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how to see myself?

mirrors may guide or

lead astray

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In response to Carpe Diem #1269 reflection.

travellers

invisible limbs

only seen by eyes of flesh

dance in cosmic winds

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helical motion

cradled on this spinning orb

sing songs of the stars

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life’s children

we cry for release

from our cells

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Many thanks to Chèvrefeuille, author of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for posting this music of Karunesh..having read Carpe Diem #1270 desert travellers I wrote these haiku while playing the music.

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Through my kitchen window


Morning mist

  may lift after cups of tea

    the view is dense

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Hydro truck

  watched through kitchen blinds

      An inspection

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Yellow bird

  lights up my window

    her tail bounces

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My kitchen sink is under the window, allowing me to gaze out as I clean up.  Suzanne’s post: ‘Flowers by the road’ reminded me this morning was eventful.

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