Arhivă | iulie 2019

Flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

depth of a flower –
the morning sun reflected
in a drop of dew

flying away with the bee
the sweet perfume of the rose –
a petal falls to the ground

some mystery
hides in every flower –
summer sunset

Photo&Troiku : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku

Weekend Meditation #95 Quest for a new masterpiece … sunflowers

The Sunflower
Every morning she waits for him. She has the secret feeling he is her destiny and she says to herself to be brave and raise her eyes to him. Unfortunately she is very shy. She thinks she isn’t too beautiful for him. There are so many bright and fragrant flowers in the fields. Will he deign to look at her from his blue empire?
He is the king of the heavens, with a shining gold crown of beams around his head. As for her, she is a poor flower attached to the ground.
While these thoughts go through her mind she feels a warm caress on her head and she hears a serene voice telling her :
“Beautiful flower, why don’t you raise your eyes to look at me?”
Slowly, she is raising her eyes filled with morning dew and she feels his loving look upon her face. They remain like this for a long time, getting lost one in another.
morning dew –
caressed by the first beams
the sunflower

Photo&Haibun : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Weekend Meditation #95 Quest for a new masterpiece … sunflowers

Summer Love … extreme haibun

Summer love

A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit the famous Chenonceau Castle in the Loire Valley, also called the castle of the ladies. This magnificent castle recalls the love story between Henri ll and Diane de Poitiers. Highly educated and of great beauty she was for 25 years the most powerful woman in France, even above the queen Catherine de’ Medici. Taking her name from Diane the goddess of the hunt, she wanted to look like her in everything.
Visiting the beautiful castle and walking through the large forests which surround it I tried to imagine this love story of a resplendent time.

Chenonceau castle –
the sound of Diana’s footsteps
can still be heard

Photo&Haibun : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Summer Love … extreme haibun