(gs) …enjoying summer 2 (August)

…enjoying summer 2

cicada killer
ground nests dot the lawn; also
likes Horse Chestnut leaves


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus Cicada Killer wasp

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Just Karma 209 November 2016 wp

Just Karma 209
(tau ku, pi ku pair)

appreciative audience

clinging leaves applaud the
sight of
ducks swimming up autumn’s cold creek

wind tossed leaves
zigzagging down


Smaller than haiku: line/syllable count
tau ku : 1/6, 2/2, 3/8
pi ku: 1/3, 2/1, 3/4

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ik 357 for February 2016 wp

ik 357
Russet Reminders

admire the autumn
auburn; those leaves tell-tailing
summer’s shorter days


Word Origin and History for auburn,n: early 15c.,
from Old French auborne, from Medieval Latin alburnus “off-white, whitish,”
from Latin albus “white” (see alb ). It came to English meaning “yellowish-white, flaxen,”
but shifted 16c. to “reddish-brown”under influence of Middle English
brun “brown,” which also changed the spelling.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn_hair Auburn encompasses the color maroon,
but so too do chestnut and burgundy. In contrast with the two,
auburn is more red in color, while chestnut is more brown,
and burgundy is more purple; chestnut hair is also
often referred to as “chestnut-brown”.

Inspired by: Learn more about the English language.
From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: My haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

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11.3 …transplant… CD 597

11.3 …transplant… CD 597


ancient medicinal

thickening agent
pantry staple

pantry staple
on the pricey side

not so straight
the arrow leaves
cover everything





about arrowroot:

9.28 Duel Prompts: …notice leaves…

9.28 Duel Prompts: …notice leaves…

Acrostic / Shadorma is a Spanish 6-line poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively.
Traditional haiku: 5/7/5 syllable lines; haibun: prose or other verse with haiku

Please see the shardorma prompt for the photo(s)

…notice leaves…

feet scuffle
allez and egress
lilt, tap, dance
lope, trot, prance
entering autumn with grace
notice leaves; stop: see
apple red, orange
waves, yellow hues all –
east wind carries them


Note: to me autumn colors are ‘fallen awe.
’Cemeteries hold our ‘fallen’ loved ones…
And there is always an ‘awe’ to see headstones,
especially very old historical ones.
allez; French for ‘go’ – to fit the
syllable count and definition of movement – to go.
Yes egress also means to leave or go, but when we leave one
place we arrive somewhere else. Glad someone was awake to
point out I spelled my word wrong.
Should be FALLEN not Fellen. Fallen as in fall leaves that fell.
Fallen awe as sometimes we drop to our knees when visiting a
cemetery to visit graves and are in awe that our loved ones
are no longer with us – hoping they are in a better place.

haiku word-whirl: full circle #3


Cheverfeuile says: It’s a kind of word-whirl. Use (the word) ‘mirror’ for line one (1) and ‘leaves’ for line two (2) and so on. If you follow the words clockwise then you can compose four new haiku.
This is the list: 1. mirror, 2. leaves, 3. rain, 4. butterfly, 5. chrysanthemum, 6. breeze, 7. stars, 8. clouds, 9. ocean, 10. daisies, 11. cow shed, 12. secret

mirror in puddles
fallen leaves compete with sky
more rain predicted
butterfly searches –
finds spider chrysanthemum
with a helpful breeze
September stars share
the night sky with clouds hanging
above the ocean
daisies on the farm
grow by the cow shed and barn –
secret rendezvous



Symbolism associated with the daisy flower are purity, innocence, loyal love,
beauty, patience and simplicity. Daisies are believed to be more than 4,000
years old. Hairpins decorated with daisies were found during the excavation
of the Minoan Palace on the Island of Crete. Further back, Egyptian ceramics
were decorated with daisies.