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No Immunity

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Day 15 “Serendipity and a Poet” (posted by Gillena) Read three poems by François Villon CHOOSE: one that you like and, DISTIL: from one of them, a quote. CONSTRUCT: based on your understanding … Continue reading

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Gift Of A Peony

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~”A Flower Was Offered To Me” Today we will begin with the same sentence and add our own variety to it. You may use your chosen form or write in free verse style. “A flower … Continue reading

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Oregon Moon

Written for: Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads The challenge is write a new poem or prose poem inspired by the title, verse or style by Jane Hirshfield. I was inspired by this poem: Sonoma Fire BY JANE HIRSHFIELD Large moon … Continue reading

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“a wandering crow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #724, “A wandering crow” by Basho Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as: a wandering crow its old nest has become a plum tree (c) Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) Sad old man … Continue reading

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A Hug

Written for:  Carpe Diem #720, “if taken in my hand” At the beginning of September I came back to my birthplace. Nothing of my mother remained. The grass in front of mother’s room had withered in the frost. Everything had … Continue reading

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“no strength left”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #145, Shida Yaba’s “no strength left” Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as Yaba’s. The following haiku by Shida Yaba was written when he heard the news of Basho’s death (1694): no strength … Continue reading

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“end of the month”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #719, Basho’s end of the month Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as: end of the month no moon hugging an ancient cedar in the storm © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) Another month … Continue reading

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Fourth of July, 1776

Written for:  Phoenix Rising Choose a poem you’ve written in the past, or  more recently for the April challenge and replace words with their synonym equivalents and see how (or if) it changes the timber, meter, sound or meaning of … Continue reading

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Weary

Written for:  Carpe Diem #717, Weather beaten  Write a haiku in the same sense, tone, and spirit as: This month our central theme is “on the trail with Basho”, because Basho was a traveling haiku poet as e.g. Santoka Taneda … Continue reading

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“spider’s thread”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Little Creatures #4, Chiyo-ni’s “spider’s thread Write a classical haiku inspired by this one. a single spider’s thread ties the duckweed to the shore                             … Continue reading

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