Tag Archives: Winter

“first snow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1797 – New Beginnings . . . First Snow “Today’s prompt is “First Snow”, it’s a classical kigo for Winter and that means you have to try to create a classical haiku or tanka following the … Continue reading

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Winter Play (solo renga)

Written for:  Poetic Asides – Renga Poems At its most basic, the renga is a tanka written by two or more poets. This Japanese form preceded (and inspired) haiku, and its common for poets to link several renga into a … Continue reading

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Lace on Wood

Written for:  Poetic Asides #507 – “Write a winter poem.” Lace patterns on wood slats. Squall of snow. Barely enough to cover a surface. Warning of Winter’s arrival, a wink. A day begun in sun changes to smears of gray. … Continue reading

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In The Front Window

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #272 – Stopping to Window Shop “We’ve all found ourselves caught up in the practice of window shopping at least once in our lives. It is more apparent at this time of year, with … Continue reading

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“lovely sunset”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1790 & 1791 (double episode) Revise haiku – A Lovely Sunset For this episode I love to challenge you to “revise” a haiku. That haiku is one by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the haiku-poet that I see … Continue reading

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winter trees

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1789 – The Winter Trees (Crossroads) The task is to create a “fusion-ku” from the two given haiku and create a Troiku with it, so this episode is a “Crossroads” episode. Here are the two haiku … Continue reading

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Snow Diamonds

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Winter  (posted by Sumana) “For this week write a winter poem.” “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you … Continue reading

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Dog’s Complaint

Written for:  Sunday Muse #78 His best work, he claims, is done outdoors where charcoal clouds can burst, pouring ice rain on us both. He is talented, hard-working–a perfectionist as you can see from his crumpled up papers in garbage … Continue reading

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A Cold Night Of Stars

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~ Looking at Stars  (posted by Sumana) “Are you a star gazer? If not better be one and gift us a few lines about your experience.” “We are all in the gutter, but some of … Continue reading

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“trees naked and white”

Written for:  The Twiglets #132 – “trees naked and white” When trees are bone-bare in cold air of Winter twigs snap frail forms. Torso of the Sycamore is smooth year round, as bark strips fall and scatter. Yet in Summer, … Continue reading

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