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 […]

Secrets of the Sea #haiku #sailing

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

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 […]

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 * […]

Departing Sea #haiku #sea #photography

  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

No Time for Love #Tanrenga #poetry #art #photography

this dark autumn night the bright stars of milky way cries of geese above (c) Lothar (Rheumatologe) long lonely days we fly away no time to stop dream of love © mdw This dark autumn night the bright stars of milky way cries of geese above long lonely days we fly away no time to […]

Autumn’s Child #poetry #photography

The Carpe Diem prompt is to write a Tanka, the syllables count is: 5-7-5-7-7 … The inspiration comes from tanka poet Mariko Kitakubo fine snow of New Year’s Day, small footprints lead to grandma’s gate before the shrine ~ Kitakubo   autumn’s child grazing a touch away small footprints lithe beauty takes my breath our […]

Chrysanthemum (Chooyoo) #haiku #photography

  open sunny smile colors glow upon her face Chris Anthe’s Mum The prompt for Carpe Diem is Chrysanthemum Festival (Chooyoo) . As I don’t have one even poor shot of that flower, I thought I would use my poetic license  Photography: The Child L. Moon 2013 Chyrsanthemum from stock photos (over at Carpe Diem)

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