Tag Archives: Seasons

Seasonal Mornings

Written for:  2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 1 – Write a morning poem and for Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Write a poem about love! Or about the seasons changing, love affairs growing old, streams swelled with rain, … Continue reading

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Missing: Spring

Written for:  Poetic Asides #476 – Write a Spring poem.  Believe it or not, today is the first day of spring (and my little brother’s birthday!). So write about birds and bees. Or break lines over the lack of spring-like … Continue reading

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grieving

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1613 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (17) – grieving “Today I have a not so well known haiku for you to work with by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).” Here is the haiku to work with: who is … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: Solitude  (posted by Kim) “I regularly read Brain Pickings by Maria Popova and a recent one had an article about Hermann Hesse on solitude.  The article starts by describing how Hesse’s ideas about … Continue reading

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Creeping Sadness

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Mono no Aware”  (posted by Toni) All of us are seeing the year slowly die. This brings me to a Japanese phrase – mono no aware (moh noh noh ah wah ray) … Continue reading

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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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“winds howl in rage”

Written for:  Carpe Diem – Tan Renga Challenge, September 2018 Chained Together III (2) winds howl in rage Today’s episode is a haiku by Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), your task is to complete the Tan Renga by adding your two-lined stanza (approximately … Continue reading

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warbler

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1463 – old bush warbler If not for the call of the bush warbler coming out of the valley, who then would be aware of the arrival of springtime? © Ôe no Chisato this bush warbler – … Continue reading

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passing time

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #37 Troiku Challenge “Time” This weekend meditation I love to challenge you again to create a Troiku with a “fusion”-haiku. And this weekend I love to challenge you to create a “fusion”-haiku with the following … Continue reading

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variations on rain

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads “Fifty Shades of Rain”  (posted by Toni) “The Japanese have 50+ words for rain. Being Japanese their words for rain are seasonal, specific, and at times, extremely artistic. We westerners look at rain … Continue reading

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