Suffer The Children

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Carpe Diem #525 Buson (5), “a glimpse of dawn”

This Carpe Diem prompt is Buson’s “a glimpse of dawn”

shira ume ni akuru yo bakari to nari ni keri

the night almost past
through the white plum blossoms
a glimpse of dawn

© Buson

Yosa Buson died on December 25th 1783 and the above haiku was his Jisei, or deathpoem.

My response, perhaps, a Jisei too…

radiant in red
she takes his hand with a smile
a new adventure

Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Just Wondering

OK, so not a haiku at all, but the thought struck me so here it is…
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© John Belchamber 2014

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Haiku Shuukan #15, Opium

This Haiku Shuukan prompt is Opium…

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #44, Sho-u “spring in our country”

This Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge is Sho-u’s haiku “spring in our country”

mannaka ni fuji sobietari kuni no haru

in the centre,
mount Fuji towers up:
spring in our country
© Sho-u

My response…

in the centre,
mount Fuji towers up:
spring in our country
like a mother’s milky breast
nourishing a newborn child

Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Carpe Diem #524 Chiyo-Ni (5), ”waterweed”

This Carpe Diem prompt is Chiyo-Ni’s ”waterweed”

waterweed
floating away, despite
the butterfly’s weight on it

© Chiyo-Ni

My response…

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her shoulders
the weight of the world
gravity

Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Think A Little Longer

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© John Belchamber 2014

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Flying Foxes

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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The Tabernacle

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© John Belchamber 2014

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The Circle of Death

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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