Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

Orange

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week #2 Color Your Life — Orange Orange is a very strong color associated with creative energy. Nature grows through the sun (orange?) and therefore I think we will all have a slight reference towards … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Twist

Written for:  Carpe Diem #942 Thorn In this episode, Thorn, it’s about the haiku writing technique used by Basho in the following haiku: folly in darkness grasping a thorn instead of a firefly © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) This not … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Known Things

Written for:  Carpe Diem #943, Flute pining for flowers or a tune from Gichiku Mount Yoshino © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) In this haiku Basho uses the so called “honki-dori” or “literary references” technique. It’s one of the ways writers had … Continue reading

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