1. CHAMELEON
     Dragon who can change
     Your complexion at whim,
     What’s your true color?
2. CICADAS
     The cicadas sing
     A heart-rending dirge, mourning
     The passing of Spring
3. CROCUS
     A solitary crocus blooms at
     The wide lawn’s edge. What stark
     Contrast to a legion of green grasses!
4. DAREDEVIL
    He crashes through
    A wall of fire astride his bike,
    Spitting Death in the eye!
5. DAWN
    And after the long
    Night, a new love came to me–
    Gentle as the dawn…
6. Dewdrop falls to
    The grass, instantly quenching
     A passing ant’s parched throat.
7. Diamond
    The gem dazzles
    In the sand, but no one sees
    To praise its beauty.
8. Dragonfly
    On weightless feet it
    Alights on water. Away
    It flies. No ripples.
9. DRAMA
    To the player, Life’s
    A tragedy. To the one
    Watching — pure comedy!
10. DUNG BEETLE
      Uphill, downhill, it
      Rolls the stinking nugget as
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