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Still Life of Water

Written for:  dVerse Poets:  Quadrille #31  (Posted by Grace) “Still” She sat by still waters dreaming watercolor scenes of different ages in her life. A what-if game. Memories rippled through her mind. Sensations bubbled up in her heart. Songs of … Continue reading

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Sakura

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1194 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) from among the peach trees blooming everywhere, the first cherry blossoms. a lovely spring night suddenly vanished while we viewed cherry blossoms from every direction cherry blossom petals blow into Lake Biwa … Continue reading

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Croaking

Written for:  Carpe Diem #14, Universal Jane – Basho’s “Old Pond” an old pond a frog jumps into the sound of water © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) You can see the haiku has the necessary fragment, (an old pond), and … Continue reading

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Ship Of Love

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 3 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of Love,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your … Continue reading

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Boating Party With Monet

Written for:  dVerse Poets-Meeting the Bar With Impressionism   (Posted by Bjorn) (See painting at dVerse)   Hazy ripples of blue/white Reflect red sun ending Day. Boating party drifts Down river chopping Water with knife-like Cuts. Tired, sated, They head … Continue reading

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Lover Lost?

Written for:  Carpe Diem Universal Jane #12 mountain view The ghazal is composed of a minimum of five couplets—and typically no more than fifteen—that are structurally, thematically, and emotionally autonomous. Each line of the poem must be of the same … Continue reading

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Floating City

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1143, Eo, ancient Tokyo Edo (“bay-entrance” or “estuary”), also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo. It was the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 … Continue reading

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Where Do Dreams Come From?

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #285 Words:  carved, brown, body, dreamed, doors, papers, fingernails, bled, fire, stone, soldiers, prayers I dreamed my fingers bled, broken by trying to hammer nails into stone. I dreamed of brown doors– thickly carved … Continue reading

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Mountains

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. – Sierra Mountains (tanka) the dreamer never dreaming to live a dream leaving everyone else behind in the future long meadow is too short to hold the emptiness of leaving a family … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bridge

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. a rainbow bridge desert leaving one of my dream souls in the lizard patterns of his back passport to change waterfall torn to ribbons bright mist this body someday too a … Continue reading

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