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February 2015

MMT’s “first yellow blossom”

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #75 MMT’s “first yellow blossom”

I have to say, at first I wan’t sure I could add anything at all to this gem of a haiku by Magical Mystical Teacher. Then I thought about how people today don’t often seem satisfied or happy with what is at hand.  Then I thought of insects who probably are content, and so here are my tries.

first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head                                  © Magical Mystical Teacher

Visitors to the shrine
wishing for cherry blossoms

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first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head                                © Magical Mystical Teacher

visiting bumblebee
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ances with gratitude

ladybug

first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head                               © Magical Mystical Teacher

ladybug dusted in pollen
emerges satisfied

House au Auvers

Carpe Diem #675 House (au Auvers)

Farms near Auvers 1890 by Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890
Farms near Auvers, 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh

in the glade
Twisted vines and marigolds
our house of sunshine

 

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hidden in the tall grass
our house of twigs and buttercups
awaiting fairies

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against the cold
this old house shelters us
with warmth

Fuyuko Tomita’s “actors we all are, she said”

Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita’s “actors we all are, she said”

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next to the downspout
tiny jenny wren sings
performance flawless

in front of mirror he croons
believes he a maestro

“actors we all are, she said”

Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita’s “actors we all are, she said”

Didn’t come up with a new tanka but found this old haiku that I thought kind of fit.

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crudely stitched costume
mind embellishes image
child smiles in mirror

Channel

Carpe Diem # 674, Channel

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Credits: Expectation – (c) Sapozhnikova Svetlana

in lingering mist
abandoned gondola thumps
the beat of the city

First Kiss

Carpe Diem Time Glass # 22 First Kiss

their first kiss
his cheeks turn crimson
like her lips

newdad

that first kiss
upon the newborn’s brow
heavenly

Rehersal

Carpe Diem #673 Rehersal

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/twostoutmonks/153072757/

 

Momma’s wedding veil
cockeyed over her curls
mirror rehearsal

Dragonfly

Carpe Diem Little Creatures # 18 Issa’s “rice blossoms”

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dragonfly prays
over wilted flower
for a moment

A Quiet Life

Heeding Haiku with HA: A Quiet Life   My tanka was inspired by the video at our host’s site.  I wrote one version in 5/7/5/7/7 and two shortened versions.  Let me know which you like?  Any critique welcome.

and rose petals
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5/7/5/7/7

fallen rose petals
tattered journal of my life
stained with blood and tears
cold and alone I cry out
so lost among the shadows

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shortened versions

petals fall
tattered journal
stained
alone I cry
lost in shadow

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fallen petals
tattered existence
tear stained
alone and cold
lost among shadows

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