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Full To Bursting

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Exercise in Poetic thought #4  “(from sentences in Part 1, choose 1 word from each sentence (10 words).  Use at least 8 in a new poem.” Words: cloud, auguries, flavor, tremulous, space, embrace, song, missed, … Continue reading

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Rain With A Kick

Written for:  Wednesday Muse – Summer Rain Not always soft showers that tickle the ground, a summer rain can follow thunder’s blast, raging at the windows, playing havoc with the trees. As quickly, nature reverts to stillness, as if contemplating … Continue reading

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mid-summer rain

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1708 mid-summer rain, (classical kigo) “Midsummer rain (samidare). The Japanese says ‘Fifth Month rain’, based on the lunar calendar. Rather than translate ‘Fifth Month’ as May, since the Gregorian month is really June, we use the … Continue reading

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Listen To The Rain Grow

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #412 Words:  rain, grow, listen, seven, humility, change, plate, still, stories, string, where, sits I have heard stories that if you sit perfectly still, count to seven, and listen, you can hear rain growing, changing … Continue reading

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laundry on line

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1683 Troiku month (12) White Valley Clouds after the rain breathing deeply white valley clouds © Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”) Here is my attempt: after the rain slim soaked clothing on lines … Continue reading

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Swept Away

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #89 – Extreme Haibun . . . Rain An extreme haibun is, as you maybe remember, a haibun is prose and poetry together, a kind of symbiosis so to say. I will give you … Continue reading

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“aroma of pine”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1676 Troiku Month (5) the aroma of pine by Hamish “Managua” Gunn “Today I have chosen a haiku by one of our haijin from the start of CDHK. I know that he is a great author … Continue reading

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A Dream of Summer Rain

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #405 Words:  cheer, sweet, teeming, swirl, free, kneel, beam, stick, drive, dream, sign, chill Filled with cheer, I dream of a sweet teeming summer shower. I am swirling free in a beam of sun … Continue reading

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Two Tanka

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Tanka “In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7. Write TWO different poems: … Continue reading

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Varieties of Rain

Written for:  Wednesday Muse #3 – Fifty Shades of Rain  (posted by Toni) Write a poem about rain.  You can use the Japanese words. “Today the prompt is “rain”. We all have rain in common – too much, too little, … Continue reading

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