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My secret life as a poet, writer, photographer…

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

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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

Winter Fog

Winter in Crater Lake.jpg

Fog conceals briefly
naked trees, empty branches –
then cold sun rises.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Inevitable
Photo ©2014 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Resetting the Dial

Oahu, HI

In line we jostle
in green-eyed hustle,
striving for the next rung –
a discontented crowd
with feelings stored in a cloud.

Is this life?
This constant strife?
No!
Let’s step down
onto solid ground.

And sit awhile,
resetting the dial
to another space –
a peaceful penury
all the richer if you’re with me.

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’

 

Photo ©2014 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Poem ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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