Opals, Emeralds & Uncut Diamonds, Oh My! Daily Poetic Verse for The River by JulesPaige

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-sparkling-stars-10-tea.html

10.19 …one thousand coats…

little tea box shines
because of the lacquer made
by little berries

one thousand coats protect the
carefully hand painted box

©JP/dh

The resins of certain species native to Japan,
China and other Asian countries, such as lacquer
tree (T. vernicifluum) and wax tree (T. succedaneum),
are used to make lacquer, and, as a byproduct of lacquer
manufacture, their berries are used to make japan wax.

10.18 …rural sky…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-584-amanogawa-milky-way.html

10.18 …rural sky…

more than a ribbon -
highway across rural sky
New York State of mind

©JP/dh

Note:
I had always seen the Milky Way
in books, in planetariums or TV.
But for a September wedding in
New York’s upstate, about 20 years
ago I saw that wondrous highway.
The breadth and width is amazing
without light pollution.

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-little-creatures-9-spiders.html

10.17 …a trio of arachnids…

careful hunter dwells
in the midst of tented webs
vibrations tell tales

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrtophora)

mother wore a black
cloak: a red hourglass on its
back… merry widow

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrodectus)

tiny venomous
little thing with three pairs of
eyes…is rather shy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_recluse_spider

©JP/dh

Note: Some spiders make tents, some Black Widows
do have marking on their back but usually the red hourglass
is on the underside,and the brown recluse would rather be left alone.

10.16 …breath easier…

http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/heeding-haiku-with-ha-worlds-of-our-own-making/

10.16.14…breathe easier…

house of cards, rests on
a chessboard – kings, queens removed
pawns breathe easier

©JP/dh
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10.15 …rock and roll…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-ghost-writer-29-pop-culture.html

10.15…rock and roll…

John, Paul, George, Ringo
they were more than just beetles
they were The Beatles

a great big bother that ought
to be swatted – rock and roll

sure they grew up too
left an iconic sound wave
still reverberates

©JP/dh

Note: I grew up as a misfit of the 1960’s -
I may not know much about music.
The Beatles may not have been enjoyed
by some elders of the time, but their
early stuff, especially for me was easy
to listen to and just plain fun.

10.14 …fragile ego…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-582-inner-beauty-july-2013.html

From our host:

smiling geisha
hides her beauty behind a fan
and her white face

her white face
the rule for her class of beauty -
no Inner Beauty

© Chèvrefeuille

…fragile ego…

ink within the pen
graphite within the pencil
exposed on paper

thoughts like a river flowing
others’ eyes may rest elsewhere,

missing the life spill
a poets fragile ego
unseen inklings hide

others’ eyes may rest elsewhere,
strategic walls built so high

exposed on paper
emotions; stones without moss
continue to roll

©JP/dh

10.13 …sky fire…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-581-hanabi-fireworks-june.html

10.13 …sky fire…

meteor shower
rare natural display of
sky fire magic

©JP/dh

from our host…

against the dark sky
colorful flowers and suns -
another festival

© Chèvrefeuille

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