you leave before dawn a captive of wintry frost kiss on the window The prompt at Carpe Diem’s “Throw that pebble” is Frost.
a mark on the world flower offers a yellow kiss spring’s exclamation Here’s one for the bees (who people so often run away from). These little creatures diligently keep our world alive. Our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has once again offered a wonderful prompt.
Lost in the snow cherry petal path dreams of home Hatsuyume is the Japanese word for the first dream had in the new year and that is our prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai “First Dream”
float on the breeze rainbow dances with the sun ancient memories Take a whirl on Sunday with Carpe Diem – the prompt is the above image.
abandoned house the garden taken over – butterfly home © Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) feverish color Butterfly shares refreshment warm hand I’m challenged to provide a juxtaposition in the text which I am not sure I have done, but I tried to create a symbiosis in the verse and art. This wonderful Carpe Diem Haiku […]
Kagamimochi is a special traditional Japanese decoration for the New Year, usually displayed inside the house in the kamidana, for Toshigami, the god of the new year, to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year. Kagamimochi is made from two rice cakes (mochi) of different sizes, the smaller placed over the larger one, […]
nukarumi ni tsue tsuppatte hatsuhi kana planting my (walking) stick in the mud: the rise of the first sun © Issa rabbit eats grass her form in the cold forest spring’s shadow waves I saw leaves and twigs wave in the wind today that reminded me of the rabbit as she munches in the spring. […]
Here is what Professor Peipei Qiu, The Author of Bashô and the Dao says about kikôbun, a similar style of writing to haibun: ‛The Japanese literary travel journal (kikôbun) has been closely related to poetry. It characteristically weaves poems and the introductory narratives in a sequential order. The travel journals that existed before Bashô were […]
Today our prompt at Carpe Diem is departing year, and it is extracted from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku” … it’s a nice prompt I think and it fits (of course) the time of year … Here is Jane’s example of this prompt: slow rains as if leaves were falling at winter’s end © […]
keep straight down this block, then turn right where you will find a peach tree blooming © Richard Wright bumping into you constantly looking up so much to see I love the realistic haiku of Richard Wright- he gives haiku a new voice! Please enjoy other haiku in the same stream over at Carpe Diem […]