Tag Archives: Seasons

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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Forgivingness of Summer

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #57 – “Don’t Rain On My Parade!  (posted by Kim) “Join us in writing rain-drenched poems in the hope that together we can magic up a big enough umbrella to keep the rain … Continue reading

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Broken

Written for:  Poetics Aside #432 Write a Spring poem. Winter is a broken s                    p                       r         … Continue reading

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new season

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #7 Tan Renga Challenge “the last colorful leaves” This weekend I love to challenge you with Tan Renga, that nice tanka-like poem created by two poets. The goal is to write the second stanza towards a … Continue reading

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Fence of September

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes Form Friday – “Choka” One of the most intricate Japanese Poetry forms is the Choka. Also referred to as a “Long Poem,” the Choka often tells a story. It does not rhyme, and offers … Continue reading

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