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 […]

Life’s Light #haiku #photography

      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?                

View at Dawn #tanrenga #nature #photography

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.

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.

Japanese Garden #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. And […]

Walk in the Sand #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 © […]

Loosing Spring #haiku #cherryblossoms

miren naku chiru mo sakura wa sakura kana without regret they fall and scatter… cherry blossoms ~ Issa   tracing pink petals night’s storm determines spring’s end I leave my heart The month’s Utabukuro (poembag) prompt by Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem asks us to take a favorite haiku (or tanka),  explain why you chose […]

Spring Showers #tanrenga #photography

  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) The […]

Lonely are her shoes #tanka #art

One of Teika’s Ten Tanka Techniques as discussed by Jane Reichhold: Mystery and depth – yūgentei, the image evoking ineffable loneliness   This category is associated mostly with Fujiwara Shunzei (1114-1204) Teika’s renowned father and tanka expert. Teika mentions this in some of his other teachings and uses as examples poem #3:254 Kin’yōshū by Toshiyori: […]

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