Embrace

souls embrace

as days grow shorter

warming up

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orange moon

embracing grey clouds

sneak-peek night

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* For Carpe Diem # 320.

Painting by De Es Schwertberger

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Nile

blue and white

the majestic Nile

strangers meet

~

estranged hues

mingle with each other

see the croc

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longest kiss

not strangers anymore

lovers meet

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* These haiku are a reference to Khartoum, where the blue and the white Nile meets. The Arab poets call their meeting- “the longest kiss in history”.

** Written for Carpe Diem # 316.

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Palette of Colors Tan Renga

palette of colors

chrysanthemums bestowing

fragrance everywhere

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watered with the dripping tears

fragile porcelain vase breaks

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palette of colors

chrysanthemums bestowing

fragrance everywhere

.

deafening silence of night

a single flower befalls

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* For Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Tan Renga Challenge # 17. The haiku “palette of colors” is written by Atreyee; complimenting it are the two verses written by me. I have completed the renga twice.