May 31, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

In a book from 1855 titled, The Witches' Dream Book and Fortune Teller, there is a list of common items or activities and interpretations of dreams containing said items or activities. I have used the interpretations for a series of cherita, which I'm calling my Dream project. Here's the fifth one, which was part of a Spark postcard exchange:


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Text:

watch your step

how you tread determines
your tomorrow

you may dream of elves
but your future is not
their responsibility

May 26, 2020

Haiku Sticky #548


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

who is this person
listening to smooth jazz
pandemic spring

May 24, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

The fourth in the series of postcards from my Dream Project, cards created for Amy Souza's April Spark postcard exchange. The cherita was inspired by one of the topics found in a book of dream interpretation from the late 1800s.


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Text:

no dream prepares

a child for her first
encounter with a bee

diving into the heart
of a blossom only to reappear
dusted in yellow


May 19, 2020

Haiku Sticky #547


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Text:

pandemic lesson:
the scent of lilacs is not
filtered by a mask

May 17, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

Another postcard from my Dream Project, cards created for Amy Souza's April Spark postcard exchange. I based the cherita on a topic found in a book of dream interpretation from the late 1800s.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

too many gone

never to return
with the geese

haunting calls
each spring carry
the memories

May 12, 2020

Haiku Sticky #546

I didn't watch yesterday's press conference because there are lots of people on Twitter who do a good job of capturing the essence of the performance. Someone included a clip of the president's meltdown and exit. It was priceless and inspired this cherita terbalik.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

his emotional age is
stuck at the terrible twos
so he'll wear no mask

the stable genius
throws a tantrum

then toddles away

May 10, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

Today I'm continuing with my Dream Project of cards created for Amy Souza's April Spark postcard exchange. It is also Mother's Day, so, I'm posting the least pandemic-related card in a nod to all the bright days gone by and the brighter days to come.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

on a sunny day

walk past a sparrow bush
and be enveloped by chirps

to dream of sparrows
would be your soul
acknowledging the gift