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January 2019

Flowers Out of Season

Carpe Diem #1593 flowers out of season (kaeribana)

winter skies
soft waves of pink in garden
lenten roses

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frozen mud
from out of the depths
crocus

Winter Storm

Carpe Diem #1592 Storm

winter ice storm
power lines  snap with weight
we sit in darkness

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winter winds howl
windows rattle sharply
our nerves shaken

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wet snowflakes  gather
piling up on the streets
wonderland of white

Quilt (Futon)

Carpe Diem #1591 quilt (futon)

winter cold
you wrapped in my half of quilt
yours on floor

 

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frosty evening
curling under an unfinished quilt
hand stitching binding

Bean Soup

Carpe Diem #1590 bean soup


winter weather
simmering on stove
pot of bean soup

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diced onions and beans
creating a masterpiece
with nothing

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sausage and rice
bulking up leftover soup
for one more meal

Her Gentle Spirit

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #68 Tan Renga With Jane Reichhold “her gentle spirit”

Haiku © Jane Reichhold

the hour silent
before the birds awake
waves on sand

sunrise peaks above the horizon
warm water laps at my feet

flat seas
with the butterfly’s flight
a certain calm

in the heat of the day
finding rest under a tree

a certain calm
n summer’s passing
flowers

yellow leaf  drifts from a branch
a taste of autumn wind

Buson’s Memorial Day

Carpe Diem #1587 Buson’s Memorial Day (busonki) (January 17th)

someone goes by wearing a hood
in his own darkness
not seeing the harvest moon

the first light snow
then when the bowl of the sky is empty
the moon hanging in the bamboos

© Yosa Buson

early snow
harvest moon hides its face
in bamboo shadows

early snow
last of the monkshood
dusted in white

harvest moon hides its face
gourd tendrils weave through garden
searching the light

in bamboo shadows
the last of the harvesters
hurry home

 

 

Busonki Troiku

writing in north norfolk

hooded darkness
spilling on the first light snow
shadow of the moon

hooded darkness
not even a star shaped hole
in the bowl of the sky

spilling on the first light snow
a poet’s fresh ink
inspiration

shadow of the moon
flying past its silver face
a skein of snow geese

Kim M. Russell, 17th January 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1587 Buson’s Memorial Day (busonki)

January 17th is Buson’s Memorial Day (or busonki), which is also a classical kigo for winter, so today our challenge is to create a fusion-ku from two haiku by Buson and then create a troiku with the fusion-ku:

someone goes by wearing a hood
in his own darkness
not seeing the harvest moon

 the first light snow
then when the bowl of the sky is empty
the moon hanging in the bamboos

 Yosa Buson

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Withered Leaves

Carpe Diem #1586 withered leaves

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David Goehring

in the maple
withered leaf curls, blanketed
against the cold

Icicles (Tsurara) 2

Carpe Diem #1585 icicles (tsurara)

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ice wall glistens
reflection creating
fantasy grotto

 

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winter dusk
sunset bleeds
across the snow
hanging icicles reflect
fading colors

 

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heavy winter storm
even the bird feeder
encased in glass

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