Tag Archives: Winter

Provisions of Mother Nature

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 24 Write a nature poem. I bubble into eddying bays, wandered lonely as a cloud of easy wind and downy flake, spreading sugar over lakes. April comes in like an … Continue reading

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blue glass

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #13 Winter Chrysanthemum “Your goal is to create a Tan Renga with a given haiku by adding your two-lined stanza through association. Here is the haiku to work with:” Winter chrysanthemum, Wearing nothing … Continue reading

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“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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