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Sunday, May 15, 2016

prayer beans

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 16th: "cold barren garden" by Milan Rajkumar





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inspiration:
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Yesterday (May15th) we had a wonderful haiku by Yozakura, a not so well known classical haiku poet, so today I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by a modern haiku poet and member of our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family, Milan Rajkumar. Maybe you can remember this haiku as part of our first Carpe Diem Theme Week about the Tibetan Book of the Death.

cold barren garden
ah! I don't have to worry
coix seed beads in hand


© Milan Rajkumar


Coix seed beads

Here is my (Chèvrefeuille) attempt:

cold barren garden
ah! I don't have to worry
coix seed beads in hand                              (Milan Rajkumar)

whispering voices praying 
the sound of coix seed beads                       (Chèvrefeuille)

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response:

cold barren garden
ah! I don't have to worry
coix seed beads in hand                              (Milan Rajkumar)

with narled knuckles she waits
for the answer to her prayers                         (janice)


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI



12 comments:

  1. My hands have aged so...I wanted to take a photo with my beads on my wrist but your completion sounds like me...great finish, Janice.

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    1. Well, I had in mind my own hands. I thought if I were trying to plant something now it would be a fumble fest...

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  2. There is more to that finish than meets the eye

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    1. And that is how it is supposed to be.

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  3. Hari Om
    ...and here, 'the ears' are needed! YAM xx

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    1. Blessings
      yes, without the ringing, thank you...; ) janice xx

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  4. I like the patience here marked with 'waits'...

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  5. Awesome continuation Janice ... very nicely done.

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