Silence

Written for:  Carpe Diem #546, Silence
How would you describe silence?

 

Canon Beach Credit:  Rolf Hicker

Canon Beach
Credit: Rolf Hicker

An empty beach

Whoosh of rushing water

I am at peace

 

 

 

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Protected

Written for:  Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #2, Kikaku’s “The beggar”

“When Soshi was about to die, his disciples wished to bury him in a grand style, but Soshi said, “My coffin will be Heaven and Earth; for the funeral ornaments of jade, there are the sun and moon; for my pearls and jewels I shall have the stars and constellations; all things will be my mourners. Is not everything ready for my burial? What should be added to this?” [...]

the beggar!

he has Heaven and Earth,

for his summer clothes

© Kikaku

 

Wrapped in a blanket

Sturdy oak for protection

Child buried–young death

© Sara McNulty

 

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diem-sparkling-stars-2-kikakus.html

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Stand Up

Written for:  Carpe Diem #545, Tolerance

He chooses gay life

Friends decline invitation

Now that they know him

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diem-545-tolerance.html

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Untranslatable

Written for The Mag  #234

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

In a field of fading flowers,
the artist sets aside his
canvas, unable to reconcile
the indigo inky sky thrusting
silver coins from its bosom,
with a blank canvas that baits
him to define in color,
all that he sees.

http://magpietales.blogspot.com/2014/08/mag-234.html

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Spoken Word

Written for the Sunday Whirl, Wordle #175

words:  rickety, cliff stutter, longing, bones, sustain, rift, cart, language, flight, baffles, absence

Stuttering language of longing
spoken in rickety rifts,
sustains him, even as absence
of clarity baffles others, tempting
them to take flight. Cold bones
are carried in carts up to the cliff,
for reformation into new beings
needing no speech.

http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/wordle-175/

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Color Me ______

Written for:  Creative Blooming #164, “Colour My World”

During your travels today/this week. Listen for colorful words that we all use to spice up our language. Fill your poem with the spectrum of this laguage. It could be a poem about a color, or just some very descriptive adjective that help say things in a bold way.

In perusing lipsticks, I search
high and low for that perfect
shade of pink. Ah, there it is,
titled, “Chatterbox.” Knowing
this hue is not indicative
of my verbal verbosity, I still
hesitate before buying. This
appellation is no worse,
than when I select a satin
nail color, which, sans glasses,
reads as, “Serial Killer.”
Happily, I find it is named,
“Serial Shopper”, also not
a description of me–no really–I swear.

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Walking on Diamonds

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #103, Jim Kacian’s “city morning”

city morning

a crane lifts its shadow

up the wall

     © Jim Kacian

 

Sun hitting concrete

Heels tap by, parallel lines

Dancing diamonds glint

     © Sara McNulty

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diem-special-103-jim-kacians-city.html

 

 
 
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Ladybug

Written for:  
Carpe Diem’s “Little Creatures” #2, “I dreamed I was a butterfly” (Soshi)


the butterfly having disappeared,
my spirit
came back to me

© Wafu

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Black spots on red

Ladybug on leaf

Climbs on my finger

Tickles my skin with joy

 

© Sara McNulty

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diems-little-creatures-2-i.html

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Plain Wall

Written for:  Carpe Diem #543, Wall

Khalil Gibran quote

Plain wall, painted white

Destruction, fear.  Wall covered

In photos of missing

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diem-543-wall.html

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Mask, Masque

Written for:  Carpe Diem #544, Mask/Masque

 

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Velvet sunflower

Droops, curls, yellow eye turns black

Summer mask slips–Fall

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/08/carpe-diem-544-maskmasque.html

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