Tag Archives: Poem based on an existing one

Old Standard

Written for:  Poetic Asides #332 – Write a standard poem Standard poem could mean the “same old poem,” I suppose, but it could also mean the “gold standard.” It could be a poem about standard procedures or having standards (in … Continue reading

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“the childless woman”

Written for:  Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #13, “to the dolls” by Ransetsu “the childless woman, how tender she is to the dolls!” © Ransetsu (Tr. Blyth) She pulls back, afraid New mother offers baby Too fragile to hold    © … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Squared #2, Björn Rudberg’s “Loon is calling” It is my pleasure to bring you a new episode of our Tan Renga Challenge with a twist …Tan Renga Squared. The goal of Carpe Diem Tan Renga … Continue reading

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Ants

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #23, “Honor the Little Creatures” write a haibun in which you honor those little creatures.  for your fleas too, the night must be long, it must be lonely (Kobayashi Issa) With sense of determination, the ants … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Written for:  Carpe Diem #551, abandoned   still standing where others lived abandoned cabin abandoned a photo of someone’s eyes moving in the wind © Jane Reichhold   On a hiking trail Tarnished silver key near tree Secrets locked away … Continue reading

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Hidden

Written for:  Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #3 “when the peonies bloomed” by Kiitau when the peonies bloomed, it seemed as though there were no flowers around them © Kiitau   Golden finches fill limbs Tree glows as if for Christmas … Continue reading

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“Harvest Dusk”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #104, Jim Kacian’s 5th “harvest dusk” Now it’s up to you to write/compose an all new haiku inspired on the one by Kacian and in the same sense, tone and spirit as that haiku. harvest … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“the glow of the dawn”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #46 Jamie Wieland as a white dove lands words unspoken yet knowing- the glow of the dawn                    © Jamie Wieland blanket covers super moon halo, … Continue reading

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“double rainbow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #45, “Double Rainbow” (Provided by Ese) double rainbow arches across stormy day time to count blessings          (Ese) Lives made richer by color Respite from sadness in world     … Continue reading

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