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June Haikus and Poems

A troubled matrix
dewdrops of torment 
stains
#HaikuSeed 
Mildew
Time spins laughter into memories and memories into laughter.
Summer Solstice

Solstice's rays stretch to reach 
Nighttide's inner boundaries
Summer bows
Nighttide catenates


Germanation of ideas:
chasing the night
unfurl, relents  
or
sun's rays 
outstretched-ahha
relents
or
sunrays chase away the night
unfurled, relents

sun rays stretch 
chasing nighttide's boundaries
unfurled, relents  
Summer Solstice

needs solstice in poem to identify purpose
Guess, guess, guess again,
kid-giggles on the inside
guessing games.

Time spins memories 
into laughter
and laughter 
into memories
Troutswirl Submission /July
 #HaikuSaturday
my grandson, he's twelve now, but still loves to laugh. pic.twitter.com/qoQoA5XVjZ
"Coach Moon confirms the big five will show," says Gally Vant, Earthwatch Magazine Reporter. 
"The planetary team will meet on June 23," says Coach Moon. 
"Will you be joining them this year?" Mrs. Vant asked. 
"Wouldn't miss it," says Coach Moon, " and you shouldn't either."
pathways of patterned sunlight
patterned pathways
speckled sunlight

patterned pathways
of speckled sunlight 
on twisted trails
designed for 
rambling rovers,
giddy gadabouts,
avid adventurers, 
dogged drifters, 
and
tenacious trekkers.

fun to play with-
Tenacious trekkers travel twisted trails through time.

Twisted trails of speckled sunlight and patterned pathways traveled by avid adventurers, dogged drifters and tenacious trekkers. 
stormy days
torrential rain
evening settles
to
walk above the clouds
life

stormy days settle to walk above the clouds
Summer colors vibrate, the wind hums, the sky swishes, and our insides giggle.

a view from a hammock
swaying in the breeze
the hammock giggles
Personification Haiku Dialogue Aug 3 2022


The wind hums
the clouds dance 
soft kisses,
in the cool
listening to the wind hum
watching the clouds dance

the sky swishes

A Pastoral Cacophony

A Pastoral Cacophony

As morning's first blush slips through the mizzling mist, dawn's chorus begins. The woodland world wakes, nestlings fluff their feathers, squish together and listen to their twitter song. 

Blackbirds sing a low mellow tone blending choral notes to a dayspring chant. Red-breasted robins' antiphonal tweets, twitters back and forth. 

A cool zephyr breezes through the budding trees, and a hermit thrush adds a rhythmic woodwind harmony. Chee-pippety-chee-chee, Jenny wren joins in with a light peppy lilt, stepping up the beat. 

Colorful warblers echo a descant as tiny rainbows shimmer in the twilight's dew. A cappella chorus in one voice, sings a spring aria. 

Songbirds greet the morning with a pastoral cacophony. 

"siiih "siiih" "chink chink chink. Suddenly, the tempo changes and the chorus fades. A mockingbird's catcall signals a tail twitching taunt, kitty in the weeds. 

The aria ends with the soft adagio from a mourning dove. 
coo-ah coo-AH, Coo-OO-oo coo-coo-coo. 

Antiphon: alternate singing by two groups. 
Adagio: A tempo having slow movement; restful at ease.
Lilt: a pleasant gentle swinging rhythm, a characteristic rising and falling in the tune. 
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A Haiku: Spring's Aria

Morning's first blush slips through the mizzling mist, 
dawn's chorus begins.

Antiphonal tweets, robins, warblers, blackbirds sing 
dayspring's symphony. 

The woodland world wakes, feathers fluffed, nestlings listen,
to their someday song.  

Blending choral notes, blackbirds add a mellow tone 
to twilight's day-song.

Chee-pippety-chee, chee-chee, 
Jenny wren joins in with a peppy lilt.

A rainbow shimmers in the morning dew, 
colorful warblers echo a descant. 

An a cappella chorus singing a spring aria,
songbirds unite. 

“siiih, siiih" “chink chink chink,"
a sudden signature change, the sunrise song fades.

A blue jay's catcall signals a tail twitching taunt,
kitty in the weeds. 

The aria ends with the soft adagio 
from a mourning dove.

perch-coo, coo-COO-coo,
coo-ah, coo-coo-coo,  
Antiphon: alterrnate singing by two groups. 
Adagio: A tempo having slow movement; restful at ease.
Lilt: a pleasant gentle swinging rhythm, a characteristic rising and falling in the tune. 
kitty in the weeds
bluejay's catcall
a tail twitching taunt #HaikuSeed taunt

March / Haiku and more/ By RL Brown

Moons of March

Sky looks down on earth
with the dark eye of a new moon,
spring winks at the stars. 

Seeds shed winter's shield
roots stretch in fertile dirt-
March howls for spring's warmth.

Loam stirs, breaking free-
muddling nightcrawlers rise
under the worm moon. 

Foretoken of spring
Marsh marigolds in damp fields
Hooverflies delight

Terrestrial tides collide 
rising high, but twice a year.
sun and moon poised.

A morrowless day
arriving on the equinox
perfectly balanced. 

Sugar Moon shines down-
sweet maples release sap
as March winds breathe change. 
Photo by Kieren Ridley on Pexels.com
Sugar Moon shines down-
sweet maples release sap
as March winds breathe change. #haikusaturday
Bordering Mamaw’s cotton field
Besides Momma’s fence
To my backyard
Daffodils.
#HaikuSaturday 
repost from #haikuseed
Longing for a sidewalk stroll
along the storefronts of a –
five-and-dime
boutique
coffee house
with friends
 . . .mask less.
Misty moisty mizzling
Wintry winds whistling
Slinging sleet. #HaikuSaturday
March Haiku

April/ Haiku/ ETC by RL Brown

War Is a Kigo https://haikuseed.com/war-is-a-kigo/ via 
@HaikuSeed_
 
The Afgan thirteen
fallen, betrayed, left behind-
death's grim triumph.
Spring

In the morning dew
side by side, slipping through
sunlight cracks the dawn 

chee-pippety-chee
songbirds greet morning’s first light-
arias of praise

kitty in the weeds
a blue jay’s catcall-warning,
a tail twitching taunt

cool zephyr breeze
flows over tender grasses 
goose pimples giggle.

hurricane prelude
whirlybirds in the wind
bliss ignorance

a rye bluegrass mix,
tickles bare feet, sooths the soul
doubly comfy, Ahhh- (45)

rudbeckia titters 
stretching roots in fertile earth.
polllinizers play.

dainty wings unfurled,
Diana Fritillary-
dances atop blooms.

dark tornados
wrapped by clouded storms, blinding
sounding like a train

deep within earth's roots
generational stories
interwine 
rudbeckia titters 
roots stretching in fecund dirt,
pollinizers play.  revision for haiku dialogue

dainty wings unfurled,
Diana Fritillary-
dances atop blooms.

submissions Haiku Dialogue/Troutswirl
Dark Tornados
Wrapped in clouded storms, blinding,
Sounds of a freight train. 
April 11, 2022
kitty in the weeds
bluejay's catcall
a tail twitching taunt #HaikuSeed taunt
Cool zephyr breeze
over tender grasses 
stuck between the toes
goose pimples giggle. 
Dainty wings unfurled,
Diana Fritillary-
dances atop blooms.  #haikuseed butterfly
Picturesque shapes
lurking among cracked shadows-
craggy contours #HaikuSeed cracked
Shoulder surgery-
torrents of pain downpour,
to a clench stillness. 
OUCH! #HaikuSeed downpour
My thoughts trail behind
as I pass through the doorway,
forgotten.  #HaikuSeed
Deep within my roots,
generational stories
intertwined.
 #HaikuSaturday #haiku #haikuseed
Mississippi Oak on the coast.

The Hummingbird

Trouvaille Review, March 23, 2022 Publication 

The Hummingbird

Swiftest things that run the world,
Hums and beats, their wings unfurled.
Hummingbirds need constant fuel.
Brilliant blooms attract this jewel.
Forward, backward, upside down.
These dashing (feisty) fliers zip around.
 
Golden flowers brilliant blooms
Entice birds with shiny plumes.
Blazing Star to Geranium,
Coral Bells to Delphinium.
Flower meadows, patchwork plots,
Scattered seeds in local lots. 

Ode to Childhood

Hopscotch with shells and whirlybirds,
swinging weeeee with our words.
Walking with cousins barefoot in the grass
Playing with friends, hoping summer will last.

No school, outside and free,
it is time just to be me.
On the porch swing, shelling peas
I prefer to snap green beans, please.

Straight from the garden, a summer snack.
Chores done, potatoes stored in the shack.
Childhood summers make me wish for more,
tree climbing, river-side camping on a sandy shore.

Haiku by RL Brown

For me, a Haiku is a 17 syllable verse that captures an image or moment that touches the heart when the reader grasps its meaning.

Some are still a work in progress.

The Haiku is a 
seventeen syllable-verse, 
understoond by the heart.

Depicts a moment
in nature filled with simple
wonderment and awe.  

Perspicacity
Reach into the world of words,
to find clear insight.
Slipping through morning dew,
first blush hues cast,- 
dawn's chorus begins. 

Antiphonal tweets 
robins, warblers, blackbirds sing 
dayspring's symphony. 

The woodland world wakes.   
January sky
Its sheer so clear, so blue. 
Nothing leaves a mark. 

On gradient winds, 
matching a clarion call
Eagles hitch a ride. 
Spring buds pop their heads, 
February trickery-
Winter snaps, not yet!

Loam stirs, breaking free
Roots stretch in fertile earth
March howls for spring's warmth.
Sky looks down on earth
Eyes as dark as a new moon,
Winks in the spring night. 
Loam stirs, breaking free
Roots stretch in fertile earth
March howls for spring's warmth.
Ode to Daffodils
Bordering Mamaw’s cotton field
Beside Momma’s fence
To my backyard
Daffodils.
Posted on February 25, 2022 by Sankara Jayanth
Posted in #HaikuSeed Daily Haiku Prompt
Longing for a sidewalk stroll
along the storefronts of a –
five-and-dime
	boutique
		coffee house
			with friends
 . . .mask less.
Winter folds a tree- 
into a counterfeit death – 
Gray, boney, lifeless.
Cold, still, frosty white
Frozen precipitation 
The glistening sun

Icicle droplets 
Drip amid a frozen field
Robins drink mid-stream.

Kindness ripples when
interjected precisely
and rips through meanness. 

kindness ripples and rips through meanness.
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Summer soybean fields
Winter conifer forests 
Fall, hide from hunters
Spring birthing, a fawn
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Winter grants Fall's wish 
for an encore flower dance, 
frost procrastinates.

Indian Summer
Harvest-in, farmer's delight-
Sweet whispers of thanks. 

Photo by RL Brown/ Moss Mtn, AR
Romantic at heart
Curious, Cautious, Clever 
Nature's lake builders

Habitat framers
Charming artisan
As busy as a-
beaver (WIP)
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Rudbeckia titters 
Roots stretching in fertile earth.
Butterfly frolics

More butterlies play-
Hidden Object
The only reason
I've never been snake-bitten;
I pound when I walk. 

The object I seek
is blatantly obvious.
but it's not a snake. 
 
A trim crimson comb 
Proud strut, surefooted, perched high. 
First to greet the day.
 
Calls the world to wake.
Rises with the morning sun.
Cock-a-doddle-do


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Prayer is your weapon. Like the soil loves the tree and gives life to the tree so does prayer nourish your soul. Prayer cradles life whether answered here or there (heaven).

Autumn Breeze by RLBrown

Snuggled in a blanket, 
thick socks warm my toes. 
Hot latte melts my insides. 
Fall breeze tickles my nose. 
Achoo

Hay bales decorate storefronts 
with scarecrows and pumpkins. 
Overalls adorn with autumn hues, 
"Hello, country bumpkins."
 Achoo-ACHOO!

It’s a crisp autumn day, 
lacking yesterday's heat 
Parade begins. Fair Food!
Time for a delicious treat.  
ACHOO - Achoo- ACH...

A visit to the pumpkin patch 
on a sunny afternoon, 
thick with particulates 
no one is immune.
Achoo, Achoo, and ACHOO!

The Harvest Moon fills sky, 
with reddish orange glow.
Cinnamon spices fill the air.
Caw! Caw! A scary black crow.
Achoo, ACHOO 

Slow down and take the time
to make a pot of savory stew.
Breath in and enjoy the season
even with a sneeze or two.
Achoo

Autumn Breeze by RL Brown October 2020

Snuggled in a blanket, thick socks warm my toes, a hot latte melts my insides, and a fall breeze tickles my nose. Achoo!
Hay bales decorate storefronts with scarecrows and pumpkins, adorn with autumn hues. It’s a typically crisp autumn day, lacking the humidity and heat of yesterday. ACHOO – Achoo.
A visit to the pumpkin patch on a sunny afternoon, thick with particulates and allergen visibly floating in the air. Achoo, Achoo, and ACHOO!
The Harvest Moon fills the evening sky, the horizon allowing only the yellow, orange, and red hues to filter through – Achoo, ACHOO!
The smell of cinnamon and spices and a warm pot of stew remind me of fall and winter coming soon. Achoo!
The Harvest Moon disappears for another year as the fall wind blows the dust away and brings the fresh, clean air. Time to slow down, look around, and breathe in this fall season, even with a sneeze or two.

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A Wedding Blessing for my son and new daughter by RL Brown

Daniel and Serah’s

Wedding Blessing

Today, we witness

two different people,

two different families,

two different cultures,

two different languages,

two different countries.

Two different worlds meet.

In this paradox stands Daniel and Serah.

Daniel mirrors the strength of an Oak Tree.

Serah embodies the beauty of the Cherry Blossom.

Both are unique individuals and grounded in Jesus.

These two different worlds unite with Daniel and Serah.

A verse in Colossians speaks of being rooted in faith, growing in

knowledge and overflowing with gratitude- one faith, one hope, one Lord.

The cord of faith in Jesus binds you together and dreams for your future begins

this day with God’s guiding hand of love. Your faith in Jesus, the fullness of hope,

and love for each other tie you two as one. The truth is you become one as you blend

your lives to complement each other. We pray God’s blessing for your health,

wealth, and happiness, and for wisdom as you begin your journey together.

Love Mama and Papa

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Photo by RL Brown, Moss Mtn, AR