South Padre Island

South Padre Island

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

beach

Carpe Diem #1222 Beach

Mediterranean Seacoast, Nice, France, 7-2-2017 
cool blue
breeze skips across
pebbly seashore
bare skin soaks up
the sun's gaze

©  petra domina

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Monday, July 17, 2017

cockroach

Carpe Diem #1221 Cockroach (Gokiburi)


journey ends
welcome home
cockroach

© petra domina


My first thought when I saw the prompt was, "uck!"  We have just returned from a trip celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.  What a welcome, a cockroach.

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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


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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

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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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mothers day

Carpe Diem Namasté, The Spiritual Way #9 Mother's Day


lusty passion
fills the corners of the world
begets a mom

©  petra domina

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Friday, May 12, 2017

footprints

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #7 two sets of footprints (Hamish Managua Gunn)


two sets of footprints
in freshly fallen snow
one pair from Kyoto

© Hamish Managua Gunn

the other pair head
toward Nose with a bow 

©   petra domina

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flower of a pumpkin

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #8 The flower of a pumpkin (Tomiyashu Fusei)


Ishizuchi mo nankin no hana mo ooi nari

The flower of a pumpkin
as well as Mt. Ishizuchi
is great in scale

© Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 - 1979)

only the mountain lasts to
see the new moon rising
©  petra domina

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first autumn morning

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #6 first autumn morning (Murakami Kijo)

first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.     © Murakami Kijo

startled by the visions of
horrors from the past           ©  petra domina


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silent steps

silent steps -one more candle illuminates
the old chapel                          © Ese

willowy shadows march
along the weathered walls             petra domina

Thursday, May 4, 2017

morning breeze

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #16 Morning Breeze


glistening strands
floating across the path
on the morning breeze
tickles her nose, spider
watches her perform web dance
©  petra domina


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From the Paulownia

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2017 #4 from the Paulownia


from the paulownia
without a breath of wind--
falling leaves                              
© Nozawa Boncho

withered hearts without hope
drifting slowly to the earth          ©   petra domina

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The Poet's Craft

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu special #1 "The Poet's Craft", an essay written by Kim Russell

I would encourage any visitors to click here.  Kim's essay and poetry are wonderful.

a gentle whisper
becomes the words of wisdom
mind of a poet
napkin scribbles and
iPhone notes sing in joy

© petra domina

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sakura blush

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2017 #3 pink Sakura blush


pink sakura blush   
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze               © Kim Russell
maiden left with only
her wits                                            © petra domina

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well diggers

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #2 "the well digger"

the well digger
comes out into the floating world—
the heat!                                                       (c) Yokoi Yayū 

even the water in the
bucket is cool no longer

©  petra domina

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The wells of the last century required people to go into them and clean out the silt.  My Pawpa and his brother descended into the well and began the cleaning.  Everyone knew the dangers of staying in the wells too long, a build up of toxic gases.  By shear grace a friend came to check.  Both men were in the bottom of the well passed out.  Quick action and they were pulled from the well.  Both survived but Pawpa suffered from lung damages and succumbed to the complications in his late 1950's. 

a gust of wind

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month (Second Edition), May 2017 #1 on a gust of wind



on a gust of wind
the cherry blossoms dance through the streets
in praise of the Creator                                             © Chèvrefeuille

petals clapping in joy
filling the air with fragrance                                        ©  petra domina



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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Basho

Chèvrefeuille's Gift to You to Celebrate Our First Luster Of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #2 "Use That Quote"




Here is the quote for your inspiration:

“There is nothing you can see that is not a Bashoflower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon”. Matsuo Basho


Basho tree (banana plant)


basho flower
producing sweet nourishment
words from the master


hidden in the trunk
softly flowing kimono
tender Basho shoots

©  petra domina

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Confused

Times of life come too fast
Sitting in the midst is like
Riding the middle of a tornado.

A tornado that is full of debris
From the lives of others.
Slapping against one's own soul.

Pulled in all directions
With the sound and winds so loud
Eardrums burst leaving only pain.

In search of quiet a broom is grabbed
To sweep away doubts
And all times of confusion.


Janice

Timeless

Carpe Diem Namasté, The Spiritual Way #8 Spiritual Imagination


among the rocks
laughing in the face of time
the old pond rests

©  petra domina



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Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

broken heart

Carpe Diem @1181 broken heart

in misery
he lives remembering
the rose petal path
she walked in white illusion
if only love had been there

©  petra domina

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departure

Carpe Diem #1180 departure

empty shoes
sitting in the closet floor
bring memories of your love
of the years together
in the journey of our lives
the look in your eyes
at the moment of departure
into a new life
elsewhere

©  petra domina

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arise

Carpe Diem #1179 Arise

beneath the ashes
a single feather remains
is the feather the past?
is the feather the future?
a gentle breeze passes by and
to the ashes says, "arise"

©  petra domina


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Korean poem

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #13 

Sijo the Korean poem

"Elizabeth St Jacques, a leader in the sijo movement, offers good advice: never lose sight of the three characteristics that make sijo unique:basic structure, musical/rhythmic elements, and the twist."

You ask how many friends I have? Water and stone, bamboo and pine.
The moon rising over the eastern hill is a joyful comrade.
Besides these five companions, what other pleasure should I ask?


© Yon Son-do (1587-1671)

Let me ask you, butterfly, do you remember your cocoon?
Perhaps you recall spinning thread, a caterpillar's ungainly crawl?
If we can jog your memory, maybe there is hope for me.

© Jane Reichhold

In the midst of the storm the tree's new leaves struggle to hold tight.
The nest of twigs is newly built.  A robin begs for limbs protection.
Green fingers pointing the direction, wind roars past in false pursuit.

©  petra domina

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

knowledge

Carpe Diem #1178 Theme Week Hafiz (4) knowledge



secerts
held in sand
alchemy
 over time within a single chip
a world of knowledge is held
  
©  petra domina

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Hint:  think of the second most common element on earth and one of its uses.

morning breeze

Carpe Diem #1177 Theme Week Hafiz (3) morning breeze

 
Following brunch the kitchen was being cleaned.  Glancing out the patio door a wonderful delight greeted her.  

breezy, cloudless sky
sunshine on the cardinal's comb
purest morning light

©  petra domina

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