Tag Archives: Day or Night

A Parliament

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~The Owl  (posted by Sumana) Owls have been appearing in literature since a long time. To the Bard, the owl was a merry note; an elegant fowl to Edward Lear but to many others owl … Continue reading

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Sun Sets on Time

Written for:  Carpe Diem #914 Time The goal is to bring “time” as a sense into your haiku or try to create a haiku (tanka or other Japanese poetry form) in which you try to catch “time”. red sun setting … Continue reading

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Long Day

Written for:  Carpe Diem – On The Trail With Basho Encore 3, washing my feet This haiku has Zen in it, it has humor and it has a season word ‘the short night’. Basho was very tired while he crafted … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Purple Haze

Written for:  Creative Bloomings #170, ” Tint and Hue” Making great inroads into the Autumn season, we are inundated with the magnificent palette of colors that present themselves as the winds grow cold. Think of your favorite color. Find the … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon

Written for:  Carpe Diem’s “Sparkling Stars” #4, Basho’s “the autumn full moon” the autumn full moon:all night longI paced round the lake. © Basho Planting By light of harvest moon Many rich crops        © Sara McNulty    

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Moth Lessons

Written for The Mag #236 Do you see what happened to George? He is a husk of his former self, because he could not resist a suntan. Look at yourself, Goldie, already your antennae are shrinking. I’ll be outdoors in … Continue reading

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Walking on Diamonds

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #103, Jim Kacian’s “city morning” city morning a crane lifts its shadow up the wall      © Jim Kacian   Sun hitting concrete Heels tap by, parallel lines Dancing diamonds glint      © … Continue reading

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“glimpse of dawn”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #525 Buson (5), “a glimpse of dawn” the night almost past through the white plum blossoms a glimpse of dawn © Buson Blind slats peek open From my bed a soft pink light Night has changed … Continue reading

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“simply trust”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #511 Issa (2), ”simply trust” Write a poem in the same tone, sense, and spirit as Issa’s. simply trust: do not also the petals flutter down, just like that? © Kobayashi Issa (Tr. by R.H. Blyth) … Continue reading

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