Tag Archives: Haiku

Their View of Spring

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 13 “For today’s prompt, write a view poem. Wherever you’re at, you have a view: maybe of a river or sunset. Maybe of a cubicle or a copy machine. Even … Continue reading

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voices crossing water

Written for:  The Twiglets #121 – “voices crossing water” thought I heard voices across the lake at midnight call of the loons At twilight, romantic couples board gondolas, and through parted curtains on either side of the canal voices of … Continue reading

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haze

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1639 blossom haze (hanagumori) “This month we are exploring the classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring and today I have a wonderful classical kigo for you to work with. Today our classical kigo is blossom … Continue reading

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butterfly

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1635 “Go get yourself a saijiki and read it many times”. Kigo: butterfly “First I love to give you a little bit more background on the classical kigo (seasonword): Nature provides us with various phenomenon during … Continue reading

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birthday

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1634 Hanamatsuri … the celebration of the birth of Buddha (classical kigo) “Today’s theme is “hanamatsuri” a wonderful Asian festival in which the birth of Buddha is celebrated.” “The following text comes from a pamphlet published … Continue reading

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downpour

Written for:  The Twiglets #119 – “down pour of birdsong” sky rained down silver no raindrops touched the earth songs of birds caressed air   Song of nightingale poured down through trees, and rested in ears of sleeping children.   … Continue reading

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mama said

Written for:  The Twiglets #118 – “mama said” recalcitrant child grounded every weekend ignores what mama says A mama sheep speaks and lambs form a line Said mama, ‘do not dare to go out with him,’ to daughter who rebelled … Continue reading

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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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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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