This week at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Kristjaan is again challenging our writing with another Haiku lesson:
“Maybe this episode had to be our first Haiku Writing Techniques episode, because this week it’s all about one of the basic writing techniques of haiku, the surprise, that one moment as long as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. That moment we have to catch in three lines, three lines which have to tell the whole story of that one moment, that surprise. That one moment is the essence of haiku. It’s an impression caught in three lines and (mostly) seventeen syllables.”
one tear of understanding
Please enjoy the creative work by fellow haiku poets at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
filled with laughter
never too old to be young
tooting my horn
The WordPress photo prompt this week is Express Yourself
the baton is raised
one in a series we play
cast the first stone
lives touched beyond my reach
Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water in one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.
The last prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem 2 year anniversary is Movement. A vast topic to be sure.
larks join in sky’s symphony
rain plays tympani
hibari naku naka no hyoshi ya kiji no koe
through the skylark’s singing
comes the beat
of pheasants’ cries
Today’s prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Month long celebration is “Skylark’s Singing” in honor of Basho.
the sound of a wind chime
raindrops trip over the tune
The last prompt for Carpe Diem’s short Vision Quest series is Deep Silence. What does Deep Silence prompt in your senses???
A tune always spins
like an lp
on the record player of my life
notes trickle through fingers
like rains drops
as I sing another song
and the words
dance on the keyboard
and sparkle in my eyes
as I dance with feet firmly planted
hands caressing the microphone
on the broad instrument packed stage
that I call home
The prompt at DP Daily Challenge today is Musical Marker.
“We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?”
Our family lives in a world of theater and music, my life is catalogued by the memories of the venue rather than the song. We just finished “The Producers” so I guess the song would be – Spring Time for Hitler.