Tuesday, February 28, 2017

roses

Carpe Diem #1165 roses

withered petals
tell of love's joy
scattered for the world

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscars

Related imageImage result for oscars red carpet 2017Yep, will be watching the Oscars cause I like seeing the dresses.  Even the guys look great all decked out for the evening.  It is entertaining.  That is pretty much what Hollywood is about, That's Entertainment!  Denzel Washing and his wife were just interviewed.  He admitted he would prefer to be dressed in shorts and a t-shirt.    Who does not like seeing nice looking folks dressed to the nines.

Image result for oscars red carpet 2017Back to the dresses I just saw on the red carpet.  How to the boobs not fall out or some other costume malfunction?  I know there is a type of tape to hold things in place.  Not sure some of the ladies have enough tape to hold all that boobieness in place.  Pretty sure some of the folks do not have the pendulum boob problem of some of us older ladies.


It is refreshing to see all the smiles, glitz and glamour after all the marches and town halls.  Just some nonsense that will not effect the entire nation.  There will be speeches and some will have political overtones.  There will be tweets which I may or may not read.

We do not go to the movies very much.  Not sure why.  We just like our easy chairs more than movie seats is my guess.   Most of the films will eventually be available to watch on Amazon, Netflix or some other streaming app.  We will watch from our easy chairs with our good as movie popcorn.  Hmmmm, maybe some popcorn would be good for Oscar watching, too.  Time to go.  BTW, 'plastics are the future.'

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Basho

Carpe Diem #1162 Ueno Iga Province, birthplace of Basho


oh, master!
lay thy hand
upon my muse
sweeter than the nectar
of a waxy honeycomb

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Monday, February 20, 2017

birthplace

Carpe Diem #1158 Kashiwabara, birth-place of Kobayashi Issa

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Imagine for a moment living in a store house, thick, cooling walls, bare floor, one tiny window ..

morning light
disturbed by a butterfly
and its shadow

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spiritual love

Carpe Diem Namasté, The Spiritual Way #3 spiritual love based on Zen Buddhism


spirits blend
the blooming cherry orchard
peacefully at one

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Sakura



pink sunset
sakura flowers falling
in the morning breeze

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

mini tree

Carpe Diem #1156 Bonsai, the Japanese Tree-scaping Art

The Bonsai Kid | Craftsmanship Magazine, Fall 2015
source: https://craftsmanship.net/the-bonsai-kid/








a wonder
miniature perfection
the ladybug
adds a spot of color
to that garden in a dish 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

inspiration



Carpe Diem #1154 Sumi-e, the Japanese way of painting, Imagination introduction





snow melt
snakes between mountain rocks
loosing mist
when it falls helplessly to
the waiting valley floor

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

pilgrimage

Carpe Diem Namasté the Spiritual Way #2 pilgrimage


from the same earth
grow all species of trees 
at once and as one
though some may be taller
each grows as tall as it can

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island

Carpe Diem #1151 Shikoku Island


For just a moment close your eyes and imagine being in a traditional small Japanese boat crossing to the island

meditation
wasen bobs as pilgrims chant 
creaking boards

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(Boat photograph courtesy of Mr. Shinsuke Inoue)



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Matsushima

Carpe Diem #1150 Matsushima

Matsushima
rising and falling
salty waters brush his thighs
a floating pelican

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

old jokes

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #11 renga "Old Jokes With Me"

it’s so rotten
no other dogs enjoy
old jokes with me

rolling eyes across their face
a punchline too deep for dogs

wagging tails
slapping the barroom floor
mimic clapping hands

evening sky filled with
pastel brushstrokes 

gusty air
birds huddled along the wire
a chorus line

knuckles along the tree branch
flexing in the stormy night

rolling over
the panda smiles with delight
bamboo snack

the glassy pond is filled
with pastel clouds and frog songs

knock knock
what requires a greeting?
a woodpecker

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Shinto

Carpe Diem #1148 Shinto


whispers
from the Shinto gods
summer breezes

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reflections

Carpe Diem 1149 Imagine Fuji Yama

Fuji Yama (photo © Vacationio.com)
Fuji reflection
cherry blossom bracelet
adorns

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Ise Shrine

Carpe Diem #1147 Ise Shrine


radiance
guides the search
the bee's flight

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tea ceremony

Carpe Diem #1146 Tea Ceremony


tea time
child pretends to pour
geisha dreams

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the divine


descend
the holy one
from Mt. Fuji
stars for a crown
sunshine for eyes

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Namasté

Carpe Diem Namasté, the spiritual way #1 Introduction to a new feature

together
appreciating 
your light


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Namasté

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sword

Carpe Diem #1144 Samurai


In a former life a friend's son was an ESL teacher in Japan.  While there he decided to become a sword maker.  He was apprenticed and began learning how to make swords fashioned in the style of the Samurai.  He was unable to make sufficient income with his new vocation and eventually returned to the States.  His mother was greatly relived.  Not a huge market for swords.

learned moves
flashing sword awaits
the samurai writes

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