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Poetry and Haiku

Syrian Desert

Carpe Diem #1373 Syrian Desert (Southern Route)

desert heat
cooling as the sun fades
silhouettes

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dust and heat
beauty found
within

 

 

 

 

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Mesopotamia

Carpe Diem #1372 Mesopotamia

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By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

between the rivers
sanctuary of life
ephemeral

 

Sansara

Carpe Diem #1371 Sansara (the cycle of life)

autumn leaf
caught in under the undertow
rises and falls

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into the river
petal cascade
whisked away

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balance restored
a single tone
resonates

 

 

 

Karakoram Mountains

Carpe Diem #1370 Karakoram Mountains

 

 

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Chhogori peeks
embraced in sunlight
pierce the clouds

Kamala

Carpe Diem #1369 Kamala

trading goods
along the silk road
ideas spread

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beautiful Kamala
tempting the Samana
new paths ventured

Trading Along the Silk road

Carpe Diem #1368 Trading Along The Silk Road

exotic goods
along the silk road
inspire wonder

 

 

Alai Valley

Carpe Diem #1367 Alai Valley (Northern Route)

morning dew
emptiness leaves the valley
with the sun

Silk

Carpe Diem #1365 Silk

gauzy curtains sway
sweet spices perfume the air
silk traded for love

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adorned in rich silk
maiko with scarlet fringed collars
navigate the streets

Tain Shan Mountains

Carpe Diem #1364 Tian Shan Mountains (Northern route)

from the valley
reaching toward blue skies
wind lifts my spirit

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view from the summit
the gods spill their beauty
into the valley

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