Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops

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rain in the summer
multi-coloured rainbow’s out
promising some hope

promising some hope
for a bright and charming day
rain gives us blessing

vibrant

colourful brollies
glimmering in the rain
worship going on

worship going on
climbing up the temple
offering their thanks

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 13th 2018, on the beach

Such a lovely day on a beautiful tropical paradise. Enjoying my time walking on a nice sandy beach. From the beachfront cottage I have some gorgeous views of the ocean. Snorkelling is fun and exciting. House reef is fantastic. Sea water is crystalline and very clear. Swimming with the fish, that’s heaven! A school of fish, barracuda, angel fish, sting rays, jelly fish, small shark, and fish of different species and colours. It is just amazing!

with bare feet
strolling along the beach
with Him, that’s heaven

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 13th 2018, on the beach

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 2nd 2018 … railway trip

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After three days tiger watching (we saw 2 tigers one morning, otherwise, mostly tiger food) in Ranthambhore, we boarded the train to New Delhi. It would take six hours of travelling. We were in the first class carriage. We passed by people boarding the other classes and the economy, hundreds of them! They were cheek by jowl, virtually holding one another up. The vendors came, selling tea, dodgy water, home-made vanilla ice-cream and crisps. We bought the ice-cream and boy, did we suffer! Food poisoning in the middle of the night wasn’t funny. That was an experience and a half.

train ride to Delhi
such an experience
different from the rest

(c) ladyleemanila

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 2nd 2018 … railway trip

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 4th 2018 meadow

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dark blue bilberries
splendour of Yorkshire meadows
different throughout the year
chilly spring and warm winters
red grouse nests on the ground

cycling on this day
meadow where corn are growing
enchanting for me
enjoyed singing with the birds
as my hair was blown by breeze

a dandelion
as part of a meadow
what a welcome sight
serene feeling all over
pleasure being part of it

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 4th 2018 meadow

Happy New Year everyone!

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Photo by Aldric Rivat

As we all approach the New Year
We wonder what it brings
Release the stars and lights so clear
Spare us the gutter stings
Good tidings it brings for us all
Roll the dice and see what’s our call
Good tidings
Good tidings
Down the lane we don’t feel small

Splitting atoms and new finds
A gold pin of honour
Fall in line for all thing spellbinds
Do things that make us whir
Carpe diem or seize the day
Sometimes we need a breakaway
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
Do things that make our days not grey

Happy New Year everyone!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 51, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 27th 2017 New Year’s Eve, Wordle 331 Dec 23 by brenda warren

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 13th 2017, first snow

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“It’s snowing, it’s snowing!” A week after I’ve arrived in France, it started snowing. I couldn’t believe my eyes; the whole world was blanketed in white! It was so incredibly gorgeous and perfect, no footsteps in it, just lumps and bumps where plants sat in the gardens and cars entirely covered in snow. I was mesmerised. As soon as I’ve felt its powdery texture, I thought to myself, “This was the White Christmas people were dreaming about.” I couldn’t imagine that just a week ago, from sweltering morning – traffic starting to build up in Manila. The noise of cars, taxis, motorcycles, vans and jeepneys beeping and honking, children going to school and adults to work, street vendors selling taho (soya) or peanuts. Such a difference! A normal hectic day in Manila compared to a peaceful, snowy one in France.

first time to see snow
I could still remember it
I cried with joy

the snow has fallen
on branches and leaves of trees
I tried to taste it

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 13th 2017, first snow