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Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #38, a little bit different … playing again …

www.shutterstock.com Pampas Grass blows in wind

My response to the prompt

Carpe Diem # 68, Winter Grasses
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Pampas grass

blowin’ in the wind

weathervane
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(inspired by : Buson

aki sarike ikukani narinu kareobana

the day has come
when Autumn is over
dead pampas grass

© Buson)

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My response to the prompt

Carpe Diem # 82, Withered Mums

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mums on doorstep

frost withers ~ snow covers

return to dust

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My response to the prompt

Carpe Diem # 294, Orchids

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orchids in winter

cheer short days ~ long nights

warmth of wood stove

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Here are the prompts to “play again” from our CDHK history:

Carpe Diem # 68, Winter Grasses
Carpe Diem # 82, Withered Mums
Carpe Diem # 294, Orchids

This GW-post you can see as the introduction to our new Carpe Diem Haiku Kai feature “Time-machine” in which we will “play again” with prompts from our CDHK history.

Carpe Diem Special #122, Richard Wright’s 3rd haiku “The Violet Beds”

Pansies in the shade, Charlotte Rhodes Butterfly Garden, Southwest Harbor Maine

 

(c) 2014 Saradunn

Pansies and violets both belong to the genus Viola, and almost all of these flowering plants are perennials treated as annuals. Their flowers have a long bloom time, usually from spring through frost in cold regions, and can bloom all through winter in warm regions such as California.

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Inspiration haiku

I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.

© Richard Wright

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My Troiku response to the prompt:

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I give permission

for joy to fill my heart

violets smiling

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For this slow spring rain to soak

life giving showers to all the earth

chickadees cheer

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The violet beds

under the snow and cold

slumber ~ deep down warmth 

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My haiku response to the prompt:

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soaking spring rains

seek and find the violet beds

smiling faces 

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TROIKU, A new form of haiku

As you maybe know I have created the Troiku 

It’s a kind of creativity with haiku …

in short you have to use every line of the haiku (three in total)

as the starting line for a new haiku.

The Troiku is created as you have written three new haiku.

I love to challenge you, but remember it’s not an obligation,

to turn the given haiku by Richard Wright into a Troiku.

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Carpe Diem #627, Fog/Ripe

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free image:  flickrhivemind.ne

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My response to the prompt

pea soup fog

lacy frost on windows

winter’s beauty

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From the Carpe Diem prompt:

We are busy with exploring modern kigo (seasonwords) compiled by Jane Reichhold in “A Dictionary of Haiku”. Today I love to share another nice modern kigo, fog/ripe.

Both are the foundation of the magical early winter morning after a good night with frost.

They are together the sculpture of those wonderful   ripe,    that fragile substance with covers the world after the night’s frost.

Carpe Diem Time Glass #14, Winter Wonderland

www.winterharborlobstercoop.com

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Winter Wonderland

 

Winter Wonderland
by seaside ~ beauty in frost
red berries tempt birds
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sea smoke glows
red lobster boats peak thru
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red lobster boats
reflections skim the ice
wait in frozen waters
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fishermen mend nets
prepare for warmer days
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winter’s warmer days 
sun on cold waters ~ clear ice
joy on the sea
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Snowmen are Captains
wreaths ~ holiday lights cheer
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Winter Wonderland
evergreens dressed in glistening white
camellia red cardinals 
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sea smoke glows
red lobster boats on white ice
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This week I love to challenge you all a bit more to write a short chained poem

with a maximum of eight stanza following the classical rules

(5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7)

and your last stanza (classically called “ageku”)

has to close the chain by associating on the first stanza.

Of course you don’t need to use the classical syllables count, but that’s up to you.
Not an easy task I think, but therefore I give you all 24 hours instead of 18 hours … So you have to write a chained poem (Renga) of maximum eight (8) stanza inspired on the image and the prompt WINTER WONDERLAND within 24 hours.

What a wonderful winterland don’t you think too? Look at the snow and that gorgeous color of the Camelia must be a source of inspiration for you all.  

Carpe Diem #625, Glacier

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This southerly view shows Somes Sound as seen from the north end in Somesville, Maine on Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor is to the north and northeast of this point.

My response to the prompt:

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on near by shore
glacier  formations  reminder
snow ~ ice formed Somes Sound 
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My response to yesterdays prompt Carpe Diem #624, Snow
due to not being able to connect to the internet
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evening snow fall 
in church steeples light  
worshiper’s foot prints 
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I live next to a church and can see the front door and steeple 
from my house… the sight of the snow in the light on the steeple
fascinates me and lets me know how much snow is falling.
Moments in time, each special and memorable.
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From the prompt Glacier:
A glacier (US /ˈɡleɪʃər/ or UK /ˈɡlæsiə/) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features.
They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.

Credits: Grey Glacier Torres del Paine National Park Chile

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This glacier looks fantastic … let me look at the haiku which Jane uses for example for this modern kigo for winter according to her “A Dictionary of Haiku”:

under low clouds
evening sky glacier
cools the wind


a journey ends
where the glacier melted
a field of stones


© Jane Reichhold


Two extraordinary beautiful haiku I think ….
Our host  aka © Chèvrefeuille shared:

as far as I can see
blueish, greyish and whiteish snow
first glacier contact

© Chèvrefeuille

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Carpe Diem #623, Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

 

Northern Lights as seen from the Northern Provinces of The Netherlands

from the post on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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My response to the prompt:

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Northern Lights

bright madras palette

sky in jewel tones 

royal colors blanket earth 

Wise Men travel bringing gifts

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….our prompt for today, Northern Light (Aurora Borealis), extracted from Jane Reichhold’s saijiki

“A Dicitionary of Haiku”.

This month all the prompts are modern kigo (seasonwords) for winter and Jane has gathered a lot of them.

Here is the haiku which she shared for “Northern Lights”:

Northern Lights
a white robed choir sings
to radio static

© Jane Reichhold

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A beauty I think … it’s so well build and in tune with the time of year.

This haiku brings a church choir in mind as I know them from the Gospel choirs or Pentacostal Church, enjoying their belief in praising the Lord and that joy and praise becomes even stronger as I see the Northern Lights in front of my mind’s eyes. Gorgeous and such a great image … wow!

Thanks Jane for this wonderful haiku….have sought in my archive and found the following cascading haiku on Auruora Borealis:

treat of Mother Earth
coloring the skies
Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis
a palette of colors
treat of Mother Earth

© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #62, Björn Rudberg’s “tempting waves”

 

photo from the prompt

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My response to complete this Tan Renga started by Björn:
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tempting waves -
the old boat still needs
a little rest


© Björn Rudberg

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on the shore for decades
waves call ~ unable to respond
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(c) Saradunn
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Tan Renga is a short chained poem of two stanzas written by two poets.
It looks very similar with Tanka, but Tanka is written by one poet.
As you maybe know Tanka (a five-lined poem) follows the classical syllbles count 5-7-5-7-7.
This same syllables count is used for Tan Renga,
but there is one little difference: after the first three lines (5-7-5)
there is a white line and than follows the second two-lined stanza (7-7).
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The goal is to write the second stanza of this Tan Renga and make it complete or continue the image by association on themes in the first stanza.
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For example: You can write a second stanza associated on the “old boat”:
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tempting waves -
the old boat still needs
a little rest                        (© Björn Rudberg)

in the backyard, next to the pond,
an old boat overgrown with Ivy               (© Chèvrefeuille)

In this example you can see that the second stanza was inspired on the theme of the “old boat” in the first stanza. This was just an example, you can also associate on waves, little, need and so on. The choice is yours.

Here is my attempt to complete this Tan Renga started by Björn:

tempting waves -
the old boat still needs
a little rest                          (© Björn Rudberg)

an old sailor man with red-stained eyes
grieving for the loss of his boat                               (© Chèvrefeuille)And now it’s up to you. You don’t have to use the 7-7 syllables count for the second stanza, but feel free to do if you like to. Writing haiku and Tan Renga is fun and has to be free from rules … at least that’s my opinion. Write from your heart and not from your mind … go with the flow and let it inspire you..

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