Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Westernport Festival is an annual festival celebrating the community of Hastings on Westernport Bay.
Here is the navy band from nearby HMAS Cerberus in the recent 2013 street parade, a major part of the activities.

Strangers on parade
I may not know their faces
But I love their song

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~ Strangers
Wednesday Whites

Saturday, 23 February 2013


Part of the Toytopia 2012 sand sculpture exhibition on the Frankston foreshore of Port Phillip Bay.

Summer sand castle
Like building a summer dream
To last the winter

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme~ Castle

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Autumn golds at the Hummingbird Eco Retreat, Red Hill

Boughs of many suns
Like summer's grand finale
Flares of golden hope

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~ Hope

Sunday, 17 February 2013


A view of cold dawn sea mist some months ago (it is summer now) in my Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula

World of wires and leaves
A sugar dust of dawn light
Visual magic

Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ Sugar
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
NatureFootstep Inspiring Photography/Catching the Light

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Greed's a fool's rainbow
A sirenic melody
Like pseudo delights 

Greed's a form of theft 
Dogged theft from a spirit
Your spirit perhaps

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme~ Greed

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
~ This will hurt me

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Vanity's mirror
Fair Spring rejects Autumn leaves
Inner truth or dare

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme~ Vanity

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Australia Day 2013 Fun Run going past Dromana beach

Follow the drummer
Know your rhythm and heartbeat
The drummer is you

Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday ~ Follow
Haiku Friday

Monday, 4 February 2013

In the spirit of Chiyo-ni...

sweet scented blossoms
wealth for the rich and the poor
in their times of need


springtime's flow'ring branch
winter's sludge and blues


Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~
In the spirit of
the flowering branch of the plum
gives its scent
to him who broke it off

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Leash the dark cold thoughts
Guide your peace through hustling streets
Buddha connection

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme~ Buddha

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Staff/Walking Stick

This is Rachael Leahcar, a successful young contestant on the Australian version of The Voice.
After The Voice, she performed at the 2012 Myer Music Bowl Vision Australia Christmas concert.
(It was screened on TV, and this is my photo from the TV broadcast!)

Rachael has only 10 per cent of her vision left due to a degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
She does not want to be known as a blind person who can sing; she wants to be known as a singer who happens to be blind.
But she hopes for a change.

Below is her Blind Audition song - La Vie en Rose - that began her journey to the top!
(Blind in this case just means that the judges did not see her till they chose to turn their chairs around!)

My colours are numbed
But I hear and touch the world
With a white life line

Rachael walks with a white cane
RSB Ambassador Rachael Leahcar walking with a white cane
Credit for the above photo HERE

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~ Staff/Walking Stick
Haiku My Heart Friday

Friday, 1 February 2013

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