Saturday, December 12, 2015

Toad Voices

Done for Carpe Diem #877 Experiencing the Deep North; making the coolness; crawling out (short episode)

all that is left
of an ancient well—
toad voices

© Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 13, 2015.

inspired by:

crawling out
from under the shed
toad's voice

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

under colored leaves
the voices of thousand ants
preparing for winter

© Chèvrefeuille

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Baptism Unholy

Done for Carpe Diem #876 the journey continues: early summer rains; fleas and lice (a short episode)

baptism unholy
a puddle splash
from a passing car

© Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 11, 2015.

inspired by:
fleas and lice
now a horse pisses
by my pillow

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
along the seashore
hand in hand with the love of my life
a seagull shits on my head

© Chèvrefeuille

Coffee Steam Rising

Done for Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #22 double entendre (double meaning)

in the chest of china
my black coffee steam rise
into morning light

©Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 10, 2015.

Inspired by:
the rainy image
of the bottom shining princess
the moon's face

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

touching each other
at the river
©Jane Reichhold

secret admirer -
petals of red roses around
my morning glory

© Chèvrefeuille

Monday, December 7, 2015

Leafless Tree

Done for Carpe Diem Special #185 Georgia's first "Autumn Reflections" (Troiku)

leafless tree
lifting a cup of nest
to the sky

leafless tree
letting go from its arms
departing fog

lifting a cup of nest
a tree reaches out to heaven
for showers

to the sky
a tree dreams
of inner height

Copyright (c) Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 7, 2015.