Monthly Archives: March 2019

co-existing

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1624 Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage . . . Shinbutsu-Shugo Kumano Sanzan combined the Shinto and Buddhist faiths into one, known as Shinbutsu-shugo (literally the convergence of Buddhism and Shinto). The notion that deities (kami) are present in … Continue reading

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daffodils

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #75 Poetry Archive (2) Honeysuckle I invite you to dive into your poetry archive and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form that mean a lot to you. Please share with us why … Continue reading

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The Humiliated Bird

Written for:  The Muse #47 Ah, here we go again.  Another St. Patrick’s Day, and I am made to look the fool. Painted up all green like that foolish gecko. It is simply not my color. She’s looking out the … Continue reading

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Some Homographs

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge:  Homographic Fun  (posted by Magaly) Today, I invite you to play with homographs, or words which share the same spelling but have rather different meanings. Yes, I’m referring to words … Continue reading

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Thirty Days and Counting

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm:  Monchielle “Today we consider the Monchielle, a poetic form created by Jim T. Henriksen. The Monchielle consists of four five-line stanzas where: …the first line repeats in each verse. …Each line within the stanzas … Continue reading

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Invisible Aliens

Written for:  Fireblossom Friday:  Ask a question – Write a poem that states a question.  Oh, not a tired old chestnut like “Do you love me?” (I get that ALL the time. Honest!) Or “How much damage will carbon emissions do … Continue reading

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A Field of Sunflowers (pantoum 2)

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetry:  a Piece of Written Art  (posted by Victoria) In our current form challenge, the Pantoum, we are working with both structure and repetition—techniques much like pattern in visual art. This form, and others … Continue reading

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waterfall at Nachi

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1622 – Imagination . . .  Kumano Kodo Waterfall   the sound of water pointing the way to the Pure Land meeting Basho © Chèvrefeuille (our host) “You will understand why I created the above haiku. … Continue reading

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The Finest Neighbors

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Neighbors  (posted by Sumana) Everyone on this planet desperately needs a peaceful living. A good neighbor assures that. How well connected people are with those close by? I wonder if humans make good neighbors to … Continue reading

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Traveling Train

Written for:  Poetic Asides #475 – Pick a mode of travel, make that the title of your poem, and then write your poem. Rail me ’round snow-capped mountains over oceans, lakes, and forest. A rail trip is my passion. Rail … Continue reading

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