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

10.25 …the beginning…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-589-zentsu-ji-february-march.html

10.25 …the beginning…

swept in a pile
willow, chestnut, maple, oak
child sees fallen leaves

yet does not understand death;
the beginning of her life

she repeats ‘surprise’
in the joy of her playing
crushing, tossing; leaves

©JP/dh
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10.23 a haibun Rail Rider

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-588-vladivostok-january-2014.html

a haibun: Rail Rider

I used to ride two different trains everyday
first from one state to another
and then to my destination

there is a different feeling being in an underground city
protected from the weather
everything there at your fingertips

well maybe…there are also the strangers
the ones that stay at stationary positions, who work there
and the seemingly uncountable flocks of people

there is the express and the local
the symphony of the inner workings of a clock
the schedules to be kept and the waiting

sometimes you get a seat and sometimes you stand
sometimes you grip a pole or a hanging hand rail
sometimes you can walk from car to car to car

I have a token somewhere that used to be able to
grant me access into that underground city
where one just was mostly just another traveler

I haven’t had to commute in years
though I have taken different trains upon occasion
there is a dream like quality to riding the rails

simple successes
arriving safely; to, from
places on a map

©JP/davh

http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/heeding-haiku-with-ha-festivities/

10.23 …victory over darkness…

another New Year
starting on a new moon night
candles; bright lit homes

victory over darkness
rejoice with family and friends

©JP/dh

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

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10.22 …ask…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-ghost-writer-30-garry-gay-on.html

10.22 …ask…

1
one thousand voices
owls readdressing dawn
hoot; have a ghoul night

2
enchanted chanting
monks ask for alms, children ask
for treats; threaten tricks

3
mischief night
she entered center stage
autumn’s child

©JP/dh
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10.21 …magic…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-587-sacred-earth-december.html

10.21 …magic…

beneath little feet
support for the smallest and
the newest creatures

the newest generations
see magic in everything

above stars twinkle
as seasons turn and parents
caress their children

©JP/dh

10.20 …of the mountain

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-586-river-stones-november.html

10.20…of the mountain.. (and tan renga)

from the highest peaks
smooth pieces of the mountain
solid rainbow ovals

©JP/dh

(theirs)
river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines                           (Becca Givens)

the sound of a waterfall
makes the night more silent        (Chèvrefeuille)

(theirs)
river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines                             (Becca Givens)

behind a thin veil of clouds
she, the one I love, smiles at me   (Chèvrefeuille)

(ours)
river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines                               (Becca Givens)

shaped by inner springs running
or from the spill of the sky                       ©JP/dh

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.

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