Carpe Diem #547, Flame

The Carpe Diem haiku prompt #547 is Flame. We are given a wonderful haiku by our host Chèvrefeuille…

everlasting flame
burns for those who are unknown
our saviors
© Chèvrefeuille

My response comes somewhat from a Paul Kelly song cycle…

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #2, Kikaku’s “The beggar”

This Carpe Diem prompt is Kikaku’s “The beggar”

the beggar!
he has Heaven and Earth,
for his summer clothes

© Kikaku

My response to this prompt…

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Carpe Diem #538, Paradise

Carpe Diem’s haiku prompt #538 is Paradise…

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Meetings And Partings

Haiku Nook Prompt: Meetings and Partings

at the barbershop
friends come together each month
reviving partings

Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Your Truths

The Carpe Diem haiku prompt #537 is Truth…

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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A Star Dies

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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Life Will Find A Way

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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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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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Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014

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