lips whisper speak echoes cast golden shadow un forgotten flame Kristjaan’s prompt at Carpe Diem is Candle. There are so many meanings in the flickering light of a candle – what meaning has it for you?
the open window screened with a web leaf shadows © Jane Reichhold raise the misty morning veil mother leads her fawns to drink Today’s Tan Renga challenge #108 at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to echo Jane Reighhold’s beautiful haiku.
This week Kristjaan has a very nice special feature called “Carpe Diem’s Japanese Garden”. This feature goes back to the roots of haiku and challenges us to go back to basics: 1. 5-7-5 syllables2. A moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water3. A kigo4. A deeper, spiritual meaning5. AndContinue reading “Japanese Garden #haiku”
For this week’s Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu “back in time” episode we are prompted to write a new haiku or tanka with the beginning lines: “with bare feet” And here is the haiku, inspired on a quote by Khalil Gibran, from Kristjaan: with bare feet dancing on Mother Earth’s grounds wind plays with my hair ©Continue reading “Walk in the Sand #haiku”
sails browned by age ancient are her treasures footprints set in stone The haiku prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Bulgaria
morning glory! the well bucket-entangled, I ask for water © Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775) pink face welcomes sunny days tears of heaven, silvery jewels © mdw 2016 morning glory! the well bucket-entangled, I ask for water rusty pail slips from my hands listen for the endless bottom (ok I had to do something fun) TheContinue reading “Spring Showers #tanrenga #photography”
her favorite radiance beyond wrinkles grandmother smiles The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Violet
coldest day of the year – the moon lifts the tide to overflowing © Hoshika Katsumi awaiting the storm weather predictions chill me glad you’re home The Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Great Cold in our “classic meets modern” month of wonderful prompts.
after the snow Mt. Fuji soars into the clear skies © Shinya Ogata See through glass awakening of winter perfect clarity Cold nose oxygen molecules filled breath deep The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai was “Clear Sky after snow.”