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Carpe Diem haiku Kai: Sunday Time Challenge #2: rainbow

weeding the garden
foreboding afternoon sky
graced with a rainbow


misstep in puddle
a rainbow swirls and clings
to my new boots

Sunday morning
my grandchild ask me to sew
a rainbow tie


quiet evening
through bare branches
a pale rainbow

early evening
three fish swim though
rainbow on my floor

Return of Carpe Diem Haiku Kia

Hopefully this is the return of regular postings at Carpe Diem. Playing catch up since I was not aware Kristjaan was posting again.


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1857: a meditation.

stormy weather
with the dawn a fallen oak
cry of a new grandchild


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Weekend Meditation #100: waves of love

sleepless night
dark shadows mock the moon
shivering with cold

suddenly warm arms reach out
waves of love enfolding me


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1856: Restarting?

smoldering rubble
all the crazies
spread conspiracies


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1358 Clouds

down the beach
at the height of winter waves
mist clouds                                    © Jane Reichhold 

summer sands carried back to sea
my heart shrinks with the beach     © Dolores Fegan

#1850 Dried Grass

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1850 dried grass

tabi ni yande yume wa kareno wo kake meguru

falling sick on a journey
my dream goes wandering
over a field of dried grass

© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)


Pandemic lockdown
hospice patients pass
without witness

Autumn walk
decapitated mushrooms
line the path


Unending rain
Black spot and root rot
Embrace the garden


Autumn cold
my thoughts swimming
in lemon tea


Changing seasons
another leave released
to the wind


autumn tears
an oak tree drowns
in a mushroom cap


Pandemic scare
my dreams mired
in stagnant pool


Autumn prayers
a monarch Butterfly lands
on my outstretched hand

Dodoitsu & Acrostic Love Challenge

Carpe Diem #1808 LOVE acrostic challenge

Dodoitsu is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre.

An example of a Dodoitsu:

One Night
one night I searched for a star
what I found was a full moon
now my every day is
full of shooting stars

© Ben Gieske (2012)


Lavender scented candles
Oboe quietly trilling
Valentines waiting for exchange
Eating chocolate

Late night stroll, holding hands
Ordinary stars shine bright
Venus perched above our house
Enchanted evening

Happily waiting for you
Opening arms and heart wide
Me and you for an evening
Eternal love shade by two

Unconditional Love

Carpe Diem #1806 Unconditional Love


orange tabby, white pup
lie entangled in the sun
breeze ruffling fur


Carpe Diem #1804 New Beginnings … candlelight

Candlelight -Fusion-ku


a new year
rising from wild seas
a few stars

the glass with candlelight

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)


beyond wild seas
champagne colored stars rising
filling the new year

beyond wild seas
searching for your vessel
disquieted heart

champagne colored stars rising
shinning upon the waves
bringing light and hope

filling the new year
with songs and prayers of joy
as you approach


\Carpe Diem #1802 New Beginnings … without beginning

Without Beginning -ēnso

day after day
waves break upon the rock
as first light spreads

single enos
found in the empty circle
all I didn’t know

before you nothing
your love all encompassing
forever one


without a clue
naked and mysterious
enos paining

meanings ebb and flow
in the beholder’s eyes


Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation … sketching from life (Shiki’s Shasei technique)

kaboocha yori nasu muzukashiki shasei kana

Sketching from life —
\eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins.             © Masaoka Shiki (Tr. Burton Watson)

in the hot afternoon sun
fruits wither before capturing

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