Tag Archives: scent

Distillation

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1524 – O-Henro Shikoko Pilgrims (Memory Lane) At CDHK we have done a lot of pilgrimages, one of the pilgrimages was on Shikoku Island along the 88 temples of Kobo Daishi, the once in a lifetime pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Red Silk Ecstasy

Written for:  Poetic Asides #458 – Write an ecstatic poem. This poem is ecstasy, fantasy, tied up in red silk ribbon. This poem lead you to clouds, miles away from all things earthly. Your skin glows, with slow moves of … Continue reading

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lost

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (11) the dim glow of a campfire – (Quote from a Japanese novelist) […] “He felt so lost, he said later, that the familiar studio felt like a haunted … Continue reading

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Bourbon Vanilla

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link Night #220  (posted by Bjorn) Madagascar vanilla tempted to sip from brown bottle, but essence is best experienced in a cake perfumed with vanilla. A candle flickering, flame on white, scenting a … Continue reading

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Simple Slash of Violet

Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~Color “Today, I’m inviting us to question how color around us shapes our moods and how our moods influence our environments. The Challenge: In your brand new poem, reveal the color of a place or … Continue reading

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jasmine

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1352 – Horaizan the Island of Eternal Youth(Japanese Fairytale) between flowering trees a Nightingale is singing it’s song for the joy of the world in my backyard all trees, bushes and flowers in bloom my own Paradise … Continue reading

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Bare Room

Written for:  The Twiglets #44 – “a bare room” Even a bare room has remnants of scents–a whiff of cologne in the closet, a hint of orange floor polish on empty planks of wood. Even a bare room can jar … Continue reading

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Akebia Blossom

Written for:  carpe Diem #1196 (theme week 2) Akebia Blossom (Akebi no hana) Akebia is a cold hardy climber with fragrant blooms and sweet purple fruit. It’s native to Japan where it grows wild in the forest. In late spring, … Continue reading

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Croaking

Written for:  Carpe Diem #14, Universal Jane – Basho’s “Old Pond” an old pond a frog jumps into the sound of water © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) You can see the haiku has the necessary fragment, (an old pond), and … Continue reading

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Paper Pages

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Books  (posted by Sumana) These days we read both P(Print)-Book and E(Electronic)-Book. We may be traditional (being raised on ink and paper) only interested in a physical book or be prone to more complex technology. … Continue reading

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