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‘midst these gilded halls
lovers danced to strings and lutes
their dreams frail as dust

those who dream dance on
promenades of hopeful bliss
though the music ends


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge inspired by the photo by our host above and the prompt words: Dream & Dance.


A Haiku for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge  based on his beautiful photo of Warwick Castle below, and the prompt words, Drift & Air. I have a particular interest in this place as a descendant of William the Conquerer who, it is recorded, built the first incarnation of Warwick Castle, a structure described as a wooden motte and bailey castle, in the year 1068. William is my 35th Great Grandfather. I am descended from his marriage to Maud Athelida de Ingelrica. They had one child, a son, Sir William I “The Elder” De Peverel, Earl of Nottingham (my 34th great) and on and on down through the centuries, here I am. I hope one day to visit Europe to see some of the places my ancestors lived. I might wonder if the landscape that they gazed upon looks much different as I gaze on it today. Thanks TJ for this journey back. ❤️

memories of yore
ancestors framed, suspended
dust on air, drifting



Photo by TJ Paris

blue sky speckled black
conspirators cackling
ravens on the wing


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge based on this photo by his photo and the prompt Words: Melody (Cackle) and Blue.

On the Edge

edging out rivals
can make onlookers edgy
when over the edge

weak knees and cold sweats
reveal a fear of edges
no cliffhangers here

brave trailblazers know
what lies past horizon’s edge
it’s an illusion

kat ~ 10 September 2016

For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, prompt word, “edge”.

Love’s Bliss

photo from Pixabay.com

A Haiku for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge. Prompt word: Vibrant

Giddy maidens catch 
vibrant bouquets tossed by brides
hoping for love’s bliss!

kat ~ 9 July 2016

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