Monthly Archives: January 2015

Surprise

Written for:   Carpe Diem’s “Haiku Writing Techniques” #4, Surprise Picture this : A walk through the forest on a summer day. Birds are praising their Creator with their fragile voices. A warm breeze caresses the leaves, bringing them to … Continue reading

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Brilliance Fades

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #129, Sogi’s 5th Haiku Write a poem in the same tone, sense, and spirit. Now that they end There is no flower that can compare With cherry blossoms © Iio Sogi Brilliance fades from  leaves Carpet … Continue reading

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What Makes You Laugh?

Written for:  Poets United, Midweek Motif ~ “The role of humor in our lives” Closer to prank or parody?   Closer to joking or satire?  Yours or someone else’s? Laughter or groans? Your Challenge:   Let your poem give us … Continue reading

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Free Spirit

Written for:  Poetic Asides #295,  write a free poem. Think free parking or a free space (in a board game). Think fat free, care free, or stone free (for all the Jimi Hendrix fans out there). Or think words with … Continue reading

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He Said He Could Fly

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  Take Wing The image is presented as vertical. I think that’s part of the pull. I don’t think my reaction would be as strong with a horizontal presentation. There are a number of ways … Continue reading

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Free Association

Written for:  The Daily Post Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . . . . . home. . . . soil. . . . rain. Use those words in the title of your … Continue reading

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A Form of Paradise

Written for:  Carpe Diem #656, Isle of the Blessed (Hoorai) Isle of the Blessed is the Japanese equivalent of the Western Elysian Fields or Heavens. In myth and legend, heavenly abodes are abundant. There is the Isle of Avalon where King … Continue reading

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First Calligraphy

Written for:  Carpe Diem #655, First Calligraphy (Kakizome) In ancient Japanese times it was a great honor to write the first calligraphy, which most times was written in the mud with a cane, and of course later on paper. A … Continue reading

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“sweet perfume”

Written for:   Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #70 sweet perfume mingles with the sound of rain – a dog barks                                       … Continue reading

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Tiny Whites

Written for:   Carpe Diem #654, Shepherd’s Purse (Nazuna) (one of the 7 sacred herbs) Shepherd’s Purse is a little herb which flowers with little white flowers, and its leaves look like a little purse that’s why it’s called Shepherd’s Purse. … Continue reading

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