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Two Butterflies

Two butterflies dance
in the garden though clouds loom.
I watch from inside.

***Hi! I’m posting early, because I’ll be “radio silent” for ~2 weeks. Off exploring the world, looking for inspiration beyond my garden.:)

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Crossroads
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Gymnopedie #1 – a Haiku

Loch an Eilein_1

Ivory keys fall
in mournful chords, notes dancing
like rain on pavement.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Music and inspired by Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie #1
Photo: ©2010 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Borrowed Time

On the Way to Gun Galuut

Verdant grass droops brown.
Giant mountains slide to mounds.
Earth spins round and round.

**Apologies for the delayed post. It’s been a whirlwind week, but I didn’t want to go down the no-post-just-this-week road again (you know where that leads!).

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Borrowed
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Untitled Haiku

Desert in Winter II

Crisp skies without clouds.
Nose smarts inhaling cold winds.
Desert winter hike.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Refresh
Photo: ©2013 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Clarity

Desert in Winter

Clouds gather swiftly –
pouring rain, biting winds –
still, clear skies follow.

 

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape and the Daily Prompt: Clarity (it’s a twofer this week!)
Photo: ©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Butterfly

Monarch on Leaf

In the garden’s shade
on a commonplace leaf, a
wondrous butterfly,
whose delicate wings yet sends
it fluttering through the air!

*Good luck to everyone participating in the A-Z April Challenge! See you next year.:)

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Contrast
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Tanka: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Half-Light

Shadow of Leaves on Leaf

Twilight falls slowly:
shadows lengthening on leaves,
green fading to night.

*Sorry, I just realized I published the unedited version of my haiku in the first instance of posting. (Yikes!) This is the final version.

 

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light
Photo ©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku @2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Kitchen Window

Kitchen Window

Shadows retreat to
cooled corners as light shines through –
the kitchen window.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Window
Photo ©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Spring

Orchid_Macro

Soon after the rain
dew drips from petals slowly –
amaranthine Spring.

 

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons
Photo ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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