Bluster and Blow #autumn #tanka

Novel treatment – Using an unusual or original poetic conception

Among the 26 examples is the poem by Fujiwara Motozane (ca 950) from the Shinkokinshū, #11:1060:

namidagawa / mi mo uku bakari / nagaruedo / kienu wa hito no / omoi narikeri

a river of tears
floats my body off
on its current
but it cannot quell the fire
you have set in my heart

As we look closer to this tanka (or waka) we can see in the first lines what is meant here “a river of tears floats my body off” This sounds unusual, but it is used for poetic conception to make the emotion stronger in this tanka.

leaves-falling

wind playing the blues

all color runs together

trees stripped bare

crows circle on backs of leaves

imagination takes flight

Thanks to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and the inspiring Tanka challenge.

To all my friends I have taken a longer than expected haitus as we finish a remodel, a sale and a move. I realize this tanka (unintentionally) symbolize my life as my colors have all turned into cardboard box brown. ~ Namaste

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Secrets of the Sea #haiku #sailing

sailboat

No one travels
Along this way but I,
This autumn evening.

– Matsuo Bashō

sepia sails

 brush strokes against yesterdays

alone on the sea

This Utabukuro goal  from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  is to share a favorite haiku and create an all new one inspired on your favorite.

As You Walked Out The Door #Holidays #children #poem

door-number-2

My eyes glinted

the stars caught it

the misty tear “goodbye”

I tried so hard to hide

*

The first time you waved

that winning smile followed

my heart couldn’t believe

I’d get used to watching you leave

*

your deep voice fills the rooms

in memory’s spaces

and I fight back dreams

to shrink you back to three

*

but all that is left

an imprint of your laughter

captive of the autum’s glow

and your 7 foot shadow

*

as you walked out my door

*

leaves spinning

autumn’s dance floor is full

home is far behind

leaf dance

The prom pt at Chevrefeuille’s is Exodus. This haibun is a reflection of the final waltz of autumn as loved ones say their goodbyes.

I’m also sharing this with the Poetry Pantry where poets join to share a bit of warmth.

Inner Voice #photography #haiku

For this Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars prompt Kristjaan  challenges us to write a classical haiku based on “Inner Voice”. We have to follow the classical rules:

5-7-5 syllables

a season word (kigo)

a cutting word (kireji), mostly interpunction in Western haiku

a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water

a deeper (spiritual/religious) meaning

*

up along the slopes
under the sun – the goats
were grazing on fire.

on the balcony
standing in a cage of sunbeams –
like a rainbow

something has happened.
the moon lit up the room.
God knew about it.

hear the sighing rain.
I whisper a secret, to reach
all the way in there.

a scene on the platform.
what a strange calm –
the inner voice

© Tomas Tranström (gives some inspiration)

stained glass window

Enter the chamber

song of the fluttering leaves

a holy hush

*

Day and night meet

a scroll of light rolls open

peek at His throne

*

Incapable

 writing of your grandeur

I pen a haiku

*

~mdw

I’ve experienced these scenarios this week as the weather changes and the sky goes from blue to black it is truly a moment beyond description and so I write haiku.

Departing Sea #haiku #sea #photography

 

bw sea foam line

a clam

torn from its shell
departing autumn


© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

This is the last verse in Basho’s ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ ‘The Narrow Road to the Far North. Departing Autumn is the inspiration for today’s Carpe Diem.

 

 

 

autumn waves

sea crushed shells alone remain

summer footprints gone

~L. Moon