Tag Archives: Spring

Spring Songs

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Here is our new “hokku” to work with and create a Tan Renga. This “hokku” is by one of Basho’s students, Kikaku. Springtime in Edo, Not a day … Continue reading

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“dandelion, dandelion”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui) dandelion dandelion on the sandy beach spring opens its eyes                         © Ogiwara Seisensui youngsters … Continue reading

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Meadow Moments

Written for:  Poetics United Midweek Motif~April Write a poem capturing the details of an outdoor scene or day in April. Miniature daisies dot the meadow. Shushing of a stream. Lovers locked in dreams under umbrellaed limbs of a maple tree. … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1183 first day of spring (haruno saisho no hi) Write about spring in a classical haiku. on the scales Kyoto and Edo balanced in this spring of a thousand years a spring night: and with the … Continue reading

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Toys of Metal

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Quadrille #28, spring    (posted by Kim) Spring can be a verb, meaning to leap, shoot up (or forth), come into being, appear, or grow. It can be a noun: water coming up out of … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1162 Ueno Iga Province, birthplace of Basho these fireflies, like the moon in all the rice paddies the scent of early rice – cutting through the fields, on the right, the Rough Shore Sea. © Matsuo … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) C.) Fuji No Yama  Mount Fuji No Yama, the holy mountain of Japan  morning breeze coming in the window surf sounds changing forms all around the Buddha clouds in a blue sky clouds … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Written for:  The Twiglets – #7 – a holiday morning On this day, awaken to frost on window- sill.  Still you are hopeful that Spring may arise early this year. Fear of additional snow and black ice could melt. All depends on … Continue reading

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Dance

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1091, Sonata in E, Op. 1/3 by Cecelia Maria Barthelemon fragile beauty caresses the young flowers a blue butterfly © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: they dance to spring whirling and weaving through trees … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Eggs

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #266 Words:  champion, basket, dye, us, spring, straw, writhe, fire, smite, try, guise, deplorable For us, Spring was a champion. No one could dampen fun of dying eggs. We tried to dunk them in … Continue reading

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