Carpe Diem Special #47, Jane Reichhold’s “Sweeping The Porch”

Today Carpe Diem asks us to write a haiku in the same style and spirit as Jane Reichhold’s “sweeping the porch”

sweeping the porch
bright prints of raindrops
followed by splashes

I saw this as the rain sweeping along, leaving its mark. Perhaps, as a cascade…

warm summer raindrops
splattering well waxed cars with
ochre desert dust

ochre desert dust
painted paisley patterns –
from a storm cloud’s brush

from a storm cloud’s brush
swept across nature’s palette
warm summer raindrops

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of and other bits and other bobs.
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28 Responses to Carpe Diem Special #47, Jane Reichhold’s “Sweeping The Porch”

  1. Marya says:

    This is so beautiful! I just love the sweep of this poem :). And its circle too.


  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I’m swept away by the storm cloud’s brush! 🙂


  3. Look for A Lovely Thing says:

    exquisite beauty, jrb. That ochre desert dust. One s in desert. 😉


  4. 4joyjoanne says:

    swirling dust all over those shiny cars…damn shame


  5. howanxious says:

    Lovely… particularly the last one is just amazing… 🙂


  6. Jessica Slavin says:

    Yes really beautiful. I love the opening lines especially. I can see the dust and the rain.


  7. tigerbrite says:

    Yes, I know that dessert dust so well.


  8. Maggie Grace says:

    Beautiful words and imagery…storm cloud’s brush. The dessert made me hungry though 😛 Common typo. Or maybe Aussies do have desserts instead of deserts.


  9. You have quite an imagination to put and create all these beautiful words together.

    You sir, write from the heart. 🙂


  10. JazzBumpa says:

    nicely done cascade



  11. steph says:

    Like everyone else that ochre desert dust paints that palette. Love that image.


  12. Cathy Tenzo says:

    I like the series.


  13. WabiSabi says:

    This is beautiful! I love how the storms brush comes full circle!!


  14. I love how color pools in this cascade of rain and words


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