One #atozchallenge #haiku

 

blossom

she is alone

spring orchestrates color and life

admired by many

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One is the Loneliest… And Three Dog Night Does it Well

But Im not alone in enjoying the A to Z challenge today here are some bloggers to enjoy:

Fawn #haiku

fawn

I came home this evening gasping in awe

so fresh are the white speckles on the fawn

She looks so calm with those big eyes

Her neck twists as she watches her resting twin

bending her legs she lays on the forest floor

Mothers never leave them when they are this young

the tears caress my eyelids

tomorrow they awaken to tomorrow’s challenge

tonite they rest under nature’s canopy

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so new to the world

orphans in forest sanctuary

foraging alone

 

The prompt at Carep Diem Haiku Kai is Fawn.

 

Wabi Sabi #lonely #homeless #haiku

cropped-sail.jpg

alone with my fears

oars barely strike the surface

boat is shoaled

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can you spare a dime

my eyes hunger for the past

my cart empty

homeless

 

 

 

This week’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai writing challenge is to try our hand at Wabi Sabi.

Kristjaan breaks down the two concepts:

“Sabi: As fascinated as Westerners have become with the word, the Japanese have maintained for centuries that no one can really, truly comprehend what sabi really is and thus, they change its definition according to their moods. Bill Higginson, in The Haiku Handbook, calls sabi – “(patina/loneliness) Beauty with a sense of loneliness in time, akin to, but deeper than, nostalgia.” Suzuki maintains that sabi is “loneliness” or“solitude” but that it can also be “miserable”, “insignificant”, and “pitiable”, “asymmetry” and “poverty”. Donald Keene sees sabi as “an understatement hinting at great depths”.

The Technique of Wabi:

The twin brother to sabi who has as many personas can be defined as “(WAH-BEE)-poverty- Beauty judged to be the result of living simply. Frayed and faded Levis have the wabi that bleached designer jeans can never achieve.”