Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

Lantern Festival

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku #834, Setsubun Mantoro (Lantern Festival) Setsubun is an annual Japanese festival on February 3rd. Setsubun is the beginning of Spring according to the old Japanese lunar calendar. It’s traditionally believed that the spirit world comes closer … Continue reading

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Riddle Haiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Technique #13, Riddle Some examples: A fallen blossom returning to the bough, I thought — But no, a butterfly. © Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) (Tr. Steven D. Carter) wake up wake up I want you for … Continue reading

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Ocean Dreaming

Written for:  dVerse Poets, Trimeric Form A Trimeric is a poem with four stanzas.  The first stanza has four lines, and the next three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of that … Continue reading

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