Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tanka

Walking, chilled by rain, I happen upon a scene of wrens flitting among the bushes and playing in the water, I want to put this into words. The 3 lines of haiku are not sufficient, so I venture forth into the 5 … Continue reading

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Haiku beginnings

Recently, I have been drawn to the simplicity and essential quality of haiku. I have been reading both traditional Japanese and contemporary haiku in order to understand something of the art of haiku. The best way for me to learn, … Continue reading

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Stone Cairn

Chill wind gusting Straggled bark flying Stone cairn sits in stillness

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Mountain mist

Clouds of mist floating skyward Mountain ridges emerging Majestic vista of idyllic beauty Blue mountains Shan-gri-la

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Watery reflections

Vivid reflections, capturing beauty Clear water mirrored, cerulean sky Leafy greens, blending and merging Watercolour landscape in reflected light

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An evening walk

Brilliant star lights  peppering, clear, cerulean sky Silvery-white trunks juxtapose,  shadowy green bushes. Breathing fresh, dewy air, tainted with bitter wood smoke Autumnal chill penetrating, layers of warmth

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Ambrosial delight!

Sweet melodic trill, rings through the forest Yellow-breasted wren, flitting brightly Honey-nectared bottlebrush, Ambrosial delight!

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Textural enticement

Weaving forest paths Textural enticement Stringy threads grey and umber Mossy labyrinth                                                                                  contours                                                                                  Glossy sun-warmed                                                                                  highlights                                                                                 Lichen encrusted.

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Sun-washed lake

Streams of light playing upon  rippling water Rainbows hues streaking murky shallows                                                                                                by Amber

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Beetle’s journey

Ash brown beetle Crawling uphill Mountains of leaf and twig Cement-covered wasteland Undaunted spirit                                                                                  Moving forward                                                                                              by Amber

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