Bzzzzz #haiku

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.

Cherry Blossom Carried Away

such a malice cherry blossoms in full bloom the Spring wind! © Chèvrefeuille scattered at my feet arctic cold grasps pink innocence spring picks up pieces   children dance around her adults gather in sad fare well hands full of beauty her essence floats off in the basin tears mist away faintest pink remains brown […]

Borrowing Sleep’s Step #haiku #tanrenga #photography

borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves midnight frost © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)   sleepwalker’s nightly path no one knows where you go ~mdw     I am reminded of my son’s odd sleepwalking habits. He seemed to have a path that he always followed (it always ended on the stairs). It got longer as […]

Beyond the Gate #haiku #photography

“Of all languages, Japanese is by far the richest in onomatopoeic elements, especially of the simpler variety, in which the sound of the word is directly an imitation of the thing. I had never heard of onomatopoeia until I discovered haiku in the late eighties, but I learned through the years that haiku are made, written, […]

Desert Echo #haiku #tanrenga

ancient laughter captured in a canyon wind – yucca leaves, rustling © Jen of Blog It Or Lose It ancient laughter captured in canyon wind yucca leaves, rustling ~Jen echoed conversation wisdom of the ages ~mdw This is Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga prompt for the weekend If you are unfamiliar with the Tan Renga form, […]

Christmas Song #haiku #singing #poem

Silent Night mother and two young daughters angelic harmony The prompt at Chevrefeuille’s is Christmas Carol. I have dear memories of singing with my girls at nursing homes and for church specials.

Edge of Cold #haiku #photography #poem #storms

  At Carpe Diem we were just introduced to Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1895) A female poet who knew well the pains and suffering of the sojourner. Upon frost-withered arrowroot pelting vying hailstones— the cold within the sound. ~ Otagaki Rengetsu holding its breath nature waits on the edge of today cold taskmaster ©L. Moon An excellent […]

Pot of Gold #haiku #poem

  Kristjaan Panneman takes a look at Kanshicho form of Haiku with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: “I will look at the separate “onji” of “Kanshicho” now and than I will try to explain what Kanshicho was meant to be. Kan -> means: perception, expression Shi -> means extravagance, pride, poetry Cho -> means frivolity, number, butterfly Kanshi […]

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