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Life in Boxes


Versailles Orangerie – Photo by TJ Paris

roots never mingling
these solitary gardens
know not frost’s cool kiss


For TJ’s weekly Household Haiku Challenge, inspired by his wonderful photo of the Versailles Orangerie and using the prompt words: Garden & One (solitary).

Ecstasy’s Perfume

rose in ecstasy 
beautiful from bud to bloom
weeps perfume when crushed


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge inspired by the prompt words, perfume & joy (ecstasy).

A Life Full

to love only once
even if the time is short
is a life full lived


For TJ’s Household Haiku challenge, prompt words: full and only and inspired by TJ’s photo above.


Ancient dragon clans,
nested they, in great arch-trees.
Travelers beware!

For TJ’s Household Haiku, photo/word prompt. the words are Arch & Tree. In researching the words I discovered that mythical legends tell tales of dragons nested in the arch-trees, their dense limbs brushing the underside of heaven. So to illustrate, I added our friends to TJ’s awesome photograph for my haiku.

Drem Yol Lok (“peace fire sky” in Dragon speak. It means, “Greetings” and an acknowledgement of territory and temporary withholding of agression). You might want to familiarize yourself with that phrase should you find yourself in the presence of a dragon in the arch-trees! 🙂

Here’s TJ’s original photo for the prompt:

Fickle Spring

how fickle is spring…
one moment, she’s warm and bright
the next, cold as ice


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, prompt words, Spring & Cold.

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