Heeding Haiku With HA; Life, Death and Time

Quote by Buddha (Haiga-like)

I just had to do something with this “Heeding Haiku With HA”- challenge at mindlovemisery’s menagerie. I know HA as a participant of my Carpe Diem haiku meme and I know he composes wonderful haiku … as I visited mindlovemisery’s menagerie today I saw this “challenge”. I especially did like the ‘haiga‘-like image as shown above.

The quote shown is by Buddha and it speaks to me … “The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time” … Time … what is time one can not grab it and if I could it would flow through my fingers like grains of sand. We try to hold on to time, we all hope we will look young notwithstanding our age. Time … it’s a very strange phenomenon … We cannot feel it, hold it or stop it … and yet … I have the feeling that I have conquered time … time no longer holds me as its prisoner … time is just fun, every day I am given is a celebration … what the h… with time … time can’t hold me anymore … I feel free … no longer bound to time … what a relief …

conquering time
finally time no longer has power -
at the graveyard

© Chèvrefeuille

Well …. see you next time …
Have a great weekend.

 

Thunder and Lightning

Good day dear friends and followers,

Last night finally the “hell” broke loose here in The Netherlands, after a long period of summer heat we had the most fantastic thunderstorm … it’s amazing to see what powers nature has … thunder and lightning, I don’t like it, but I love watching it.
It started last night we a little rain and thunder and lightning faraway, but as the night became deeper the thunderstorm became bigger. Sometimes there was so much lightning that the night turned into day … really awesome … 
Today the temperatures has become little bit lower, but it’s still summer warmth … but it’s a relieve after the summer heat. 

thunder and lightning
resonates through the night -
rain against the window

© Chèvrefeuille

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The Bat–a haibun

Chèvrefeuille:

Awesome post very nice to read.

Originally posted on Art and Life:

Carpe Diem prompt – bat

My eldest son lives in a corner of sub tropical Australia known for its alternative lifestylers, spiritual seekers and  New Age Healers.  Hare Krishnas and Western Buddhists dressed in Tibetan robes can be seen doing their supermarket shop alongside banana growers and cane cutters.

Every few years I make the journey up  by car. To get to my son’s house  I must drive for days across wide open grasslands then along the high ridge tops of The Great Dividing Range, the mountains that separate the interior from the coastal fringe.   Up near the Queensland border I head east and follow twisting roads down into the caldera of an extinct volcano – Mt Warning – the first place on the Australian mainland to receive the morning sun.     SDC12479 - Copy

When I bother driving all that way it’s because I’m planning on spending time immersing myself in the culture…

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Sun of clouds

Dear followers and friends,

As I came home from work last night it was still warm outside … I think around 25 degrees Celsius. After pulling me a drink I went outside to relax. It was a quiet night, just the rustling of leaves, the cry of a nightbird and the sweet perfume of … I think Honeysuckle.
As I looked to the dark night sky I saw a fantastic surprise … the thin grey clouds had the shape of sunbeams and somewhere behind the houses at the other side of the street were I live it looked as if their stood a bright sun … it was an amazing sight. And I looked at it … it looked like those thin grey clouds moved … it brought the following haiku  into my mind:

thin grey clouds
reflecting a light like the sun -
midnight sun?

© Chèvrefeuille

Almost full moon

Dear friends,

As you maybe know my country, The Netherlands, lost the semi-final of the worldchampionship soccer yesterday (July 9th) after the penalty shoot-out against Argentina. Ofcourse I was a bit sad, but on the other hand I am very proud on our National soccer team … they did great and I have enjoyed the games.
Yesterday, after the game, I went outside and I saw an almost full moon coloring orange and I thought ‘even she, the moon, is proud on our Orange Lions’. It inspired me to compose the next haiku:

almost full moon
colors orange behind thin clouds -
scattered dreams

© Chèvrefeuille

It’s just a haiku to give my proudness of being a Dutch guy words and a great feeling. The worldchampion-dream is over, but I am still a proud Dutchman.

Have a great weekend.

After the rain … an impromptu-verse

Dear friends,

I love to share an impromptu-haiku with you all. After a long time of dry and warm weather we finally had rain. I went outside and smelled the earth … that sweet perfume of wetted earth … delicious. And the flowers looking all newly colored and share their perfume with us …

after the rain
the earth can breath again -
the sweet scent of flowers

© Chèvrefeuille