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January 2015

Borrow Sleep

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #71 Basho’s “borrowing sleep”

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borrowing sleep
from the scarecrow’s sleeves

midnight frost                      (Basho)

little mouse burrows deeper
wrapped in stolen flannel

          

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borrowing sleep
from the scarecrow’s sleeves

midnight frost                      (Basho)

the owlet’s cry harsh
in the still night air

Writing Techniques # 4 Surprise

Carpe Diem’s Writing Techniques # 4, Surprise

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in autumn sunlight
dancing across your gravestone
shadows and memories

 ~

in the street light
playing with a mouse
a screech owl

 ~ 

late at night
the click of Mahjong tiles
and a cat’s meow

Sogi’s 5th Haiku

Carpe Diem Special #129 Sogi’s 5thl

cherry blossoms fade
thoughts return to mundane
dreams await

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Cherry blossom time
amongst the falling petals
butterflies flutter

Isle of the Blessed

Carpe Diem #565 Isle of the Blessed (Hoorai)

isle of the blessed
floating loose upon the sea
roaming with ancients

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isle of hoorai
splendid land where spirits gather
joy everlasting

Tan Renga Challenge “Sweet Perfume”

Carpe Diem tan renga challenge #70

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sweet perfume
mingles with the sound of rain –
a dog barks                                      © Chèvrefeuille

sitting on the swing
watching spring bloom

                         ~

sweet perfume
mingles with the sound of rain –
a dog barks                                      © Chèvrefeuille

shadows linger in the night
an owls voice reverberates

First Calligraphpy

Carpe Diem # 655 First Calligraphy (kakazomi)

This was my first writing for this new year:

half a century
 squeezed
into silver sequins
last year’s birthday

 

As a left hander my fingers always drag through the ink.  I’ve had many mishaps trying to learn the art of calligraphy as a child and young adult  I have since learned.to turn my paper sideways and form the letters sideways going down instead of across. No smearing.

ink smudges on hand
letters wobble on straight lines
first calligraphy

 

~

 

first calligraphy
ink bleeds from trepidation
wavering haiku

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Ink splats on paper
fountain pen leaking again
Thoughts lost in blackness

 

Shepherd’s Purse

Carpe Diem #654 Shepherd’s Purse

Picture Credits
Picture Credits

tiny seeds spilled
across the walkway
shepherd’s purse empty

chaffinch joyously feasting
on unexpected bounty

Time Glass #18

Carpe Diem Time Glass #18

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Credits for landscape with balloons

balmy afternoon
grass rustles in the breeze
thoughts soar through

~

sunlit cracks
colors soar overhead
aspirations rise

Daisies

Carpe Diem Little Creatures # 16 Daisies

garden brimming
with scents and color
daisies from A to Z

~

in the spring garden
stirring in the breeze
blue paris daisies

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wiki media commons by KENPEI’s photo (blue marguerite or paris daisy)

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fields of gold
blaze in the summer sun
tickseed blossoms

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nectar for the butterflies
on a summer’s day


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