South Padre Island

South Padre Island

Sunday, May 21, 2017

bamboo

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold)


bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind


© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)
mere glimpses of the panda
resting after its meal

©  petra domina

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fragment and phrase

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #17 fragment and phrase

The fun of creating a haiku brings me pleasure.  It is not easy most days.  Occasionally one good one just appears.  This challenge for fragment and phrase is taking several attempts to write, rewrite, modify or totally erase.

falling
watermelon crunch
now flies swarm

(not to my liking)

hitting the ground
watermelon splits
cool crunch

(still missing something)

red white and green
cool watermelon beauty
flies swarm

©  petra domina

Okay, I'll put my name on that last one.  Not great but I like it.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

dandelion

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)


Here is the "hokku" to work with today:

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

© Ogiwara Seisensui

stretching leaf covered arms she
yawns, exhales a floral breath

©  petra domina

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

taste of nature

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)


Here is the "hokku" by Sara to work with:

taste of nature–
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees

© Sara McNulty

others hear the siren song
jays feast among the thorns

©  petra domina

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an autumn leaf

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #10 an autumn leaf (Ryokan Taigu)



The "hokku" you have to use today is Ryokan's Jisei (death-poem):

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other—thus it falls,
an autumn leaf

© Ryokan Taigu

in all its beauty free falling
. . . into eternity

©   petra domina


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

leaves float away

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #9 leaves float away (Dolores Fegan)



autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away

© Dolores

on the coolest of breezes
into the moonlight night

© petra domina


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

Haiku Puzzler

Chèvrefeuille's Gift to You to Celebrate our First Luster of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #3 Haiku Puzzler


Our host has given this assignment:
Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention.

2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.

3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.

To make the "haiku puzzler" complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.

Have fun!

Here is our first "Haiku Puzzler":


2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.
water sound
frog jumps into
an old pond

© Basho

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention
smoke whirls
after the passage of a train 
young foliage

© Masaoka Shiki

Our Honored host
morning dew
evaporates in the early sunlight
spirit climbs to the sky

© Chèvrefeuille 


3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.
having gazed at the moon
I depart from this life
with a blessing

Chiyo-ni’s poem at death in 1795

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I had arranged the different lines into what I thought were the correct groupings.  I had two correct with only one line each of the remaining two that had to be swapped.  One of the poets, Basho, was obvious.  But the other three required research to accredit each of the haiku.  It was a fun exercise for Mother's Day here in the US.  Thank goodness for google!

searching
in the dense fog
a light shines
©  petra domina 

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