Too Late #tanrenga #poetry

This month at Chevrefeuille’s Haiku Kai we are challenged by the Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga. the willow leaves fallen, the spring gone dry, rocks here and there © Yosa Buson (1716-1784) tearsContinue reading “Too Late #tanrenga #poetry”

A Bit Taller #haiku

The prompt from Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai — Here is the haiku by Michael Dylan Welch to inspire you to write an all new haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form: pull of tonight’s moon— the harbor lighthouse a little taller © Michael Dylan Welch . My son when he was a little guy always lovedContinue reading “A Bit Taller #haiku”

Haiku Pond #poetry

A lesson from Kristjaan at  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – writing haiku using Basho’s haiku as a template to work from. For this challenge I have chosen a haiku, you all certainly know, written by Basho (1644-1694). furu ike ya / kawazu tobi komu / mizu no oto old pond a frog jumps into theContinue reading “Haiku Pond #poetry”

Plum Memory #tanrenga

a child’s memory sweet is her pink fruit smile leg, hands and limbs (mdw) where the waters flow afar the village glows with sweet plum flowers       (Anonymous)   The Tan Renga challenge (from Kristjaan Panneman) is to build a haiku off the two lined stanza. A great challenge as we usually build offContinue reading “Plum Memory #tanrenga”

Dance with the Windmill #haiku #poetry

wind teases paddles dizzy is the windmill dance child’s dress billows * Don Quixote a windmill joust giggle in the breeze There is something fanciful about the windmill as it plays with the wind. The prompt at Carpe Diem is Windmills. I Wanted to share that submissions are now open for the project for theContinue reading “Dance with the Windmill #haiku #poetry”

Wabi Sabi #lonely #homeless #haiku

alone with my fears oars barely strike the surface boat is shoaled * can you spare a dime my eyes hunger for the past my cart empty       This week’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai writing challenge is to try our hand at Wabi Sabi. Kristjaan breaks down the two concepts: “Sabi: As fascinatedContinue reading “Wabi Sabi #lonely #homeless #haiku”

Winter’s Rest #haiku #art #photography

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 HaikuContinue reading “Winter’s Rest #haiku #art #photography”

Look Up #haiku #aviation

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 DiemContinue reading “Look Up #haiku #aviation”

Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem

This week I love to challenge you all a bit more to write a short chained poem with a maximum of eight stanza following the classical rules (5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7) and your last stanza (classically called “ageku”) has to close the chain by associating on the first stanza. Of courseContinue reading “Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem”

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