An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

Carpe Diem’s ‘Seven days to Christmas’ #1 mistletoe

free image: www.thisnext.com

mistletoe and holly

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my response to the prompt:

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spin the light fantastic
kiss under mistletoe
dancing young lovers
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aka:  Chėvrefeuille
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Today I love to ask you to respond
with an all new haiku on mistletoe
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there she stood
laughing her wonderful smile
“kiss me quick”
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© Chėvrefeuille
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I like that mistletoe  tradition …
to me that’s what’s Christmas about …
peace and love …
sharing the light of the New born King
with each other and the world.Let there be peace and love
spreading around the globe.
No differences between races,
no differences between rich and poor.
We are all the same …
loving and caring people
… that’s Christmas.

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Carpe Diem #628, Ice skating

 

minnesota.cbslocal.com.

My response to the prompt:

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blustery night

dancing to Skater’s waltz 

MacCarthy Park
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Note
Growing up in Minnesota USA
and West Allis Wisconsin, USA
ice skating was a frequent winter activity.
The West Allis neighborhood park 
had a large pond with lights.
The days get dark early in winter and we’d
be able to skate in the late afternoon.
We skated in the frigid Wisconsin cold 
with music playing.  A fond memory.
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The Dutch are big fans of ice skating
and as you maybe know our Dutch ice-skaters have won several championships,
but as I look at myself… well I can ice-skate, but I am not a big fan of it.
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I love to watch ice skating, but figure skating I love more to watch.
Figure skating looks like ballet or dancing
and it’s really a joy to watch it, not to do it …
I am not that good in figure skating I hardly can take a curve on the ice
… no – figure skating is great to look at, but not to do it …
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This is the example of Jane for this “modern kigo”:.a broken mirror

now the ice breaker pushes apart
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the joys of skating
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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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