Tag Archives: Haiku

at their peak

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1800 – New Beginnings . . . first leaf falling “Today I love to challenge you to create Japanese poetry themed “first leaf falling”, autumn is in my opinion one of the most beautiful seasons and … Continue reading

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sketching

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation … sketching from life (Shiki’s Shasei technique) “And for this weekend meditation I have chosen a haiku by that other famous haiku master, Masaoka Shiki. In this episode I love to challenge … Continue reading

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“down a well”

Written for:  The Twiglets #160 – “down a well” Mel fell down a well not too swell came under spell of witch named Nell. He yelled and yelled but bell did knell.   If you climbed down a wishing well, … Continue reading

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“first snow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1797 – New Beginnings . . . First Snow “Today’s prompt is “First Snow”, it’s a classical kigo for Winter and that means you have to try to create a classical haiku or tanka following the … Continue reading

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“swamp gas”

Written for:  The Twiglets #159 – “swamp gas” Ah, The Northern lights neon gold, green, and purple Oh, it’s just swamp grass He suffers from swamp grass fever, often turning emerald green. She stumbled into a swamp. The resultant redolent … Continue reading

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“cornflakes”

Written for:  The Twiglets #158 – “cornflakes” When you stay at a hotel you can always rely on seeing those miniature boxes of cornflakes at the breakfast bar. Wow, that guy is flaky! Nah, he’s just corny. field of golden … Continue reading

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“stop sign”

Written for:  The Twiglets #157 – “stop sign” STOP! Sign my petition. Bright red stop signs never stop drunken drivers. walks along cement street stops in her tracks in front of tree cardinal on branch On a date one night … Continue reading

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“tails like banners”

Written for:  The Twiglets #156 – “tails like banners” The skunk’s tail swished like a banner of odor.   Banners hung from walls of Town Hall rally, like yellow tails of New Year’s Eve noisemakers.   fanned out like banners … Continue reading

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“dinner plate”

Written for:  The Twiglets #155 – “dinner plate” The cat would only eat from a dinner plate. She fixed her plate making sure none of the food touched. white sturdy stock carried swiftly on trays plates in a diner A … Continue reading

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“innocent as air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #154 – “innocent as air” The air touches everyone, even those who are not innocent. innocent as air opinions and judgements unformed a newborn baby Do not blame unhealthy conditions on the air, for we have … Continue reading

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