Shoukan – Less Cold #haiku #winter

  Photos of last January flow Sun shines on white crystals Pulling on boots and gloves The shovel groans “It’s too cold. Can’t we wait?” I look at today’s forecast Last year’s high is today’s low I can enjoy my pictures of snow (my shovel agrees) **** rub hands together last January’s photo memory’s coldContinue reading “Shoukan – Less Cold #haiku #winter”

New Horizon #haiku #happynewyear

  Chill in new dawn light reflects off distant storm I stop to watch Happy New Year to the folks at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Today’s prompt “First Light” Thanks to the WordPress DPChallenge folks for the photo challenges in 2015! Today’s prompt – “Circle”

Holy Mountain #haiku

Kristjaan shares for today’s  prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: ” I discovered that “Shevet Uul” is the valley of Shiveet Khairhan Mountain and that it is a very sacred place for the Tuvan people. Shirveet Khairhan means “holy carved mountain” and it points towards a very large amount of petroglyphs which can be foundContinue reading “Holy Mountain #haiku”

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”

Don’t Blink #haiku

  Kristjaan always strives to reach into the poet’s heart to make his work more complete. Here we are in writing in Perpetual Motion:   Most haiku can be seen/read as such a koan, because you describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water that touched you and gaveContinue reading “Don’t Blink #haiku”

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”

Summer Dreams #haiku #photography

suwari taru fune ni neteiru atsusa kana in a boat grounded at low tide, taking a nap in the summer heat! © Yosa Buson swaying with the tide my dreams roll with the waves rope’s gentle tug On a warm summer’s afternoon, it is easy to doze into a nap filled with dreams. The promptContinue reading “Summer Dreams #haiku #photography”

Peony #poetry

She comes to the party in her finest walks with an elegant swoosh through the door all about in formal black white attire no one sees smile down-turned toward the floor all eyes are on this girl,  filled with spirit her feet are tired as she leaves the dance floor all hearts filled with love forContinue reading “Peony #poetry”

Feel the Stone #haiku

  eyes long to touch spring rain fills the earth’s cup her long finger caress There is something about a smooth stone that draws the eyes and the fingers to palpate the pulse of the smooth stone. This haiku in response to the prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai    

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