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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 © […]
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 […]
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) The […]
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: […]