Tag Archives: tanka

Dessert

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 16 Write a favorite poem. fudge-y and cake-y hot from the oven or frozen, icing not needed. If served warm, pair with ice cream. All ways work, brownies are swell.

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , ,

underneath

Written for:  Carpe Diem 1398 – Purity  (Rumi) Purity: A certain Sufi tore his robe in grief, and the tearing brought such relief he gave the robe the name faraji, which means ripped open, or happiness, or one who brings the … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A Love and an Anti-Love

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 28 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a love and/or anti-love poem. Writing words dance in her head small phrases stick together love of language as ideas become writing and written words are … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , , , ,

Curls of Bark

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes Our return to the garden wouldn’t be complete without some form exploration. And since we’re writing a “little bit” of poetry, I thought we’d work a short form to start. The chosen form is … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Yin & Yang

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1229 – Yin & Yang: modern art sculpture “Our first prompt for this month fits our haiku in a great way because of its spiritual meaning. Today I love to challenge you to create haiku inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Gardens of Beauty

Written for:  Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #4 keepers of the earth “Be a keeper of the earth, live with nature as if you see it for the very first time. See that apple as if you see it … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Mountains

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. – Sierra Mountains (tanka) the dreamer never dreaming to live a dream leaving everyone else behind in the future long meadow is too short to hold the emptiness of leaving a family … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Rainbow Bridge

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. a rainbow bridge desert leaving one of my dream souls in the lizard patterns of his back passport to change waterfall torn to ribbons bright mist this body someday too a … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Apples

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1132 – “The wrong answer will indicate the right one” (Petrus) taken from “The Pilgrimage” by Paulo Coelho along the road poppies start blooming again – the scent of straw © Chèvrefeuille (our host) I did not write … Continue reading

Posted in Purple's Home | Tagged , ,