Monthly Archives: January 2016

Plum Blossoms

Written for:  Carpe Diem #906 Ume-no-hana (ume flower) Today our prompt is Ume-no-hana (ume flower) and it’s a classical kigo for the end of winter, or the last part of winter. Ume-no-hana (ume flower) is mostly translated as “plum” but … Continue reading

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In Bloom

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #194, A Trip Along Memory Lane – – with a twist. The goal of this CD-Special is to watch a video, look at the images, listen to the music and become one with the scene(s) in … Continue reading

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Photo

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #67, Van Gogh’s Shoes:  Thingness in Haiku by Jim Kacian “To make the abstract concrete: recall your favorite pair of jeans. You can’t quite throw them away, in part because they are enmeshed with your … Continue reading

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Greener on the Other Side of the Keyhole

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads:  Keyhole Today’s challenge is to write from a keyhole perspective. It can be a glimpse on the inside or looking to the outside.  One eye fills the keyhole, a beautiful day of greens … Continue reading

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Simply Living

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Courage “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”—Mark Twain Life takes colossal bravery, some episodes are elating, others, unsavory. An unbroken stretch of cheer … Continue reading

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Interpretation

Written for:  Poetic Asides #338 Write a stained poem.  Write about a stain on a shirt, staining wood, or stained glass windows (ekphrastic opportunity?). Of course, these are visual versions of stains. I’m sure there are metaphors for stains as … Continue reading

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Snowflakes by Moonlight

Written for:  Carpe Diem #904, Kazahana (snowflakes) snowflakes cover the red roses on a new grave © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: In the moonlight deep winter chills the air blue snowflakes http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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Soaking

Written for:  Carpe Diem #903, hot springs A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermal heated groundwater that rises from the Earth’s crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of … Continue reading

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In The Debris

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  More Abandoning – Image prompt The photograph comes from a Facebook page that collects abandonings, among other things. Respond to any part of the photograph or to the whole. In the after swirl of … Continue reading

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Cold Moon

Written for:  Carpe Diem #902 Kangetsu (cold moon) this cold moon – among the bare trees three stalks of bamboo this cold moon – the soles of my shoes touch small pebbles © Yosa Buson Black sky, winter night frost … Continue reading

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