Secrets of the Sea #haiku #sailing

No one travels Along this way but I, This autumn evening. – Matsuo Bashō sepia sails  brush strokes against yesterdays alone on the sea This Utabukuro goal  from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  is to share a favorite haiku and create an all new one inspired on your favorite.

I Dream at Night #poetry

  Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night Edgar Allan Poe     Yearning for hot sea breeze  eyes peer in the darkness where only the moon sees  deep is the awakening curling of rouge wet lips pressed against my own caught in desire starlit […]

Drawing the Wave #poetry #photography

I tried to draw a wave today but the eraser dust got in the way tidal motion’s graceful  ease children’s toes the waters tease your salty spray my soul it bathes and you energized by sun’s warm rays the deepness holds our secret close nighttime a dance that no one knows treasures held beneath the […]

The Journey’s Beginning #kikobun #haiku #Newyear

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 […]

Thorns and All #poetry #photography

How many loved you the way I did  shadowy our days  wings of abandon beneath the crashing waves * how many loved you listening for your step on lips we sipped and grazed moon light in your eyes melting in your gaze * how many loved you picked away the thorns begged you back petals plucked  away […]

Song’s Flight #haiku #poetry

Waves crash my heart flooded striving for flight * striving for flight I reach for the sky birds laugh at me * birds sing to me I take flight on music waves crash * This cascading haiku is inspired by the music of Adrian Von Ziegler thanks to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem for the prompt […]

Asleep in the Waves #tanrenga #photography

  sheets of waves cover asleep sea, lighthouse rotates sparkling lullabies © The Inner Zone her skin radiates warmth lighting the way ©moondustwriter The sea always seems to provide inspiration as does Kristjaan at Carpe Diem. photography © L. Moon

Each Written Word #poetry #photography

Each word was a thread an interwoven part tears like dew drops  from a broken heart * Each word was a plea silent call to you catching the phrase before the wind it blew * Each word echoed love tumbled in the waves polished over time waiting for the day * Each word a duet […]

Nowaki (windstorm) #haiku #poetry #photography

touched by the wind storm waves part our path in two left to walk alone Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has done a lovely job of sharing a picture of kigo Nowaki and in the process has taken a walk in the storm with Basho. Enjoy Nowaki inspirations here    Photography: Monterey Sands in black and […]

Holding On #haiku #photography

Perched on life’s branch Wind buffets about your wings Confident you hold *** Confident you hold waves crest in foamy anger storms don’t last forever Today the prompt for Carpe Diem is Fortitude. For July, Kristjaan is pulling inspiration from the book “Manuscript found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho.  I was inspired by a bird who during […]

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