This week’s writing challenge for WOLF PUBLISHING.

The memories of carefree summers. Photo credit Sonny Spencer.

In grey mornings when it drizzled
The roses washed their faces,
I dashed to my fluffy white rabbits
To tie little red bows and bells.
Meadows topped with daisies,
And lambs played in streams,
I ran after butterflies
Blue, pinks, and greens,
But won that little one
With such so vibrant hues.
When evening covered the day
Fireflies illuminated grasslands,
I grabbed some in glass
And giggles at my prey.

Today the sun still rises and
Teal sky meets azure sea,
In horizon a septenary bow
Yet appears with all its glow.
Pure soft sand is marked,
With the blues of past waves
Forlorn I sit here
Wishing to swim back again.

© 韩瑞雅 Han Rui Ya



A sonnet composed on our love’s grave.

O, look at this blooming red apple tree,
Pleasant green boughs dancing with singing bird,
Lush grass, sparkling creek and our soul swirls free,
In starry nights, united our hearts purred.
We sow its seed as token of our love,
Alone, I visit this cemetery,
European garlands waving above,
Shed my tears, watering sweet memory.

Ah! creamy butterfly sucking nectar,
One apple flower wavers with the breeze,
Clouds whisper, gentle rain starts with fervor,
Sky with surroundings sob, all spirits squeeze.
Scents of red wreaths some fresh others decay,
I long to see you here again one day.

© 韩瑞雅 Han Rui Ya


A pure first blush in  oriental skies,
Chastity alone in this wilderness.
Cautions with grace,  while gentle are her cries,
Offers swift seduction and tenderness.
Ferocious dark paramour alluring,
Doors open with artistic humility.
Accomplish those desires obscuring,
Gains peace in crimson gullibility.

Our Soft and cleansed spirits invigorate
Magical hunts in veiling mysteries.
Cheerful creative spirits desperate,
Strong appetites result in injuries.
Volatile prudence smashes with courage,
Rupturing my heart, this elegant savage.

© 韩瑞雅 Hán Ruì Yǎ

haiku 24

the worm
wet in juice–
a raspberry

© 韩瑞雅 Hán Ruì Yǎ


Making impressions on
The soft sparkling shore,
To embrace these silky tides
I stride into the waves
To kiss
These vigorous nacres,
Maneuvering on and on
Cuddling with influxes,
Immersing self in fathomless
Waters, revitalizing this heart
Margarites and corals, perceiving
Gorgeous gigantic critter,
Unknowing his venomous moves
To embrace this handsome scavenger,
Freeing my arms in abyssal
He leaps forward as flash,
Cling this soul tightly,
And suck me to
Eternal rest.

© 韩瑞雅 Hán Ruì Yǎ

haiku 23

hollow apple
in mouth–
a worm

© 韩瑞雅 Hán Ruì Yǎ

Remembering Issa, who wrote about 200 haiku about bugs and insects.

haiku 22

her lips
crimson with bites–
a wasp

 © 韩瑞雅 Hán Ruì Yǎ

Remembering Issa, who wrote about 200 haiku about bugs and insects.