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Photo from prompt.

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My Response to the Prompt

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man’s will to survive
strong at the broken places
man made walls crumble

………….Saradunn

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note

I was a senior in High School when the Berlin Wall went up.

It was for me unimaginable to think what it would be like and

of being behind a wall I could see where I want to be

and not being able to get across it in any way.  You can’t get ther

from here.  

The heart break and suffering of those left behind …

trying to put my self in that place.  And wonder if I, myself,

would be strong at the broken places of my heart and soul

………..Siggi

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The prompt:

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Our time challenging feature for this Sunday, June 28th, Time Glass, is The Wall Berlin. Why? My youngest son was at Berlin this weekend, because a friend of him has his bachelor-party there. They had fun and unknowingly he (and his friends) brought me this Time Glass prompt. You have just 24 hours to respond on the prompt given, The Wall Berlin, and the given photo with a haiku. Have fun!

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from the prompt for inspiration

 

My response to the prompt:

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lights shine indoors ~ out
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memories of childhood
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Jesus ~ the Reason
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Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,It is time for a new Time Glass episode our special feature in which the time to respond is limited to 18 Hours … and what a great prompt I have for you this time … I have found a gorgeous photo to inspire you all. For this episode I stay close to the time of year … Christmastime

I just had to … Christmas is the biggest celebration of the year and we are all in Christmas joy … I even have changed our background temporarily …

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(above) the image you have to use for your inspiration next to our prompt ‘Christmastime’
… have fun … be inspired and remember you have only 18 hours to respond.
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stock  photo www.dreamstime.com

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My response to the prompt:
ornament
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in the forest seen
white snow on green branch
red cardinal sings
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From our host:
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,We are counting down to Christmas with haiku … and today I love to talk about ‘Christmas decorations’ … The most of you will have Christmas decorations all over their house inside and outside I think … I have only decorated the inside of our house. Of course I have a Christmastree. This year with only white, silver and gold decorations … My house feels warm and cosy and everywhere in the living room we have candles, twinkling lights and guirlandes of pine tree … Softly sounds Christmas music … ah, this time is wonderful and full of romance. The only thing we haven’t yet is snow …. well we stay on dreaming of a White Christmas
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snowflakes falling
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the world becomes a wonderland
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I wake up 

© Chèvrefeuille

I still keep on dreaming about a White Christmas … maybe it will be happening once again … that would make Christmas even more beautiful …

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mainecrimewriters.com…”But the king—or queen—of the woods is a woodpecker. I laugh along whenever I hear the loud ha-ha-ha-ha-ha echo through the trees. The pileated woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker, about crow size, but its red crest and long tail feathers make it appear larger. It was the model for Woody the Woodpecker.” Susan Vaughan

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My response to the prompt:
Woodpecker
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hearing  your tapping

carried through the trees
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message dear and clear
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Our host  wrote:
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Jane gives us the following example for this modern kigo for winter:
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tall dead pinethe tiny holes of the woodpecker’spantry© Jane Reichhold

A nice haiku, with a smile, but there is also a deeper spiritual meaning for the Woodpecker.

If Woodpecker has come knocking…

It is time to really pay attention because opportunity is has come knocking along with it. It is signaling you that great changes are happening in your life and it is up to you to seize the moment. Whether it is the renewal of an old project, the finishing of a new project or simply a serendipitous meeting with someone in your life. Whatever way you perceive it know that the door is wide open for you right now and that success is your for the asking.

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Woodpecker as your Totem…

You have the power of rhythm in your blood. You are tuned to the heartbeat of the Earth and the cycles that rule it. You have the ability to shake up the awareness of others as well as the ability to grab every ones attention with the simplest of words. You understand the power of your words and use them sparingly and precisely to get your point across. You are often the first to draw everyone’s attention to something that needs attending to.

Woodpecker has entered your dreams…

When woodpecker comes knocking in your dreams it is asking you to pay attention in your waking life. There may be something you have overlooked and it is trying to bring it back into your focus. Diligence is key here. Just some background ….

Here is my attempt:

hammering noise

resonates through the forest

deepens the silence

© Chèvrefeuille

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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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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.


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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The prompt by

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.