Inspired by Basho: since the cherry blossoms I’ve waited three months to see the twin-trunk pine Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) memories spill over cherry blossoms line the path counting the days * cherry daydreams soft pink decorates the sky never sated Photography: Moondust Designs 2015 This episode of Carpe Diem Haiku “Since Cherry Blossoms” is a reminder […]
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”
Our host Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai enjoys to challenge us as we write haiku – “It’s my pleasure to present a new episode of our Haiku Writing Techniques. This time it’s all about “comparison”. Here is what I found about “comparison” in Jane Reichhold’s “Bare Bones, school of haiku”: In the words of Betty […]
Now that they end There is no flower that can compare With cherry blossoms © Iio Sogi Reaching toward spring touching peaceful waters cherry blossom smiles The Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt for today is the beautiful work (above) by Sogi.
As the seasons turn we await beauty’s face open to the sun jubilant welcome * we close the door release winter’s icy cling let us celebrate the warmth of spring This week at Poet’s United the prompt is Happy Birthday (to something or someone) . Tomorrow, I celebrate the birth of spring and the removal of my […]
You lean too far you drop nuances into my hands like cherry blossoms too heavy for the bough you are not strong enough at least not for now **** Graceful you reach toward the sky in an upward spiral you grow touching the clouds upward so high graceful you reach toward the sky touching the […]