Monthly Archives: January 2013

Haiku Carpe Diem #109, Early Blossom

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt is Early Blossom. Image Credits The Acacia (or Wattle) is Australia’s National Floral emblem which flowers in late winter with glorious golden scented blooms. The first day of Spring (September 1st) is officially Wattle Day. … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #108, Birdsong

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt is Birdsong. This prompt gives a wonderful opportunity to share the sights and sounds of three native Australian birds… Kookaburra Laughs Even after 16 years in Australia, no matter how I’m feeling the sound of … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem Special #19, Shiki’s Evening Sun

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt is a special comprising of two haiku by Masaoka Shiki.. the evening sun filters through the undergrowth onto the hanging bed and: the thunderstorm having cleared up the evening sun shines on a tree where a cicada … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #107, Children

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt is Children. How does one condense all that children give into 17 syllables? I intended to stop at the first haiku, but it just became a cascade. One that I was in danger of continuing … Continue reading

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A Thought

More Tea posted the following thought… if the computer were an oven how long would it take for a haiku to cook? To which my comment was… Haiku Recipe To cook a haiku Marinade in life’s juices And trim all … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #106, Wolf Moon

Today’s Carpe Diem Prompt is Wolf Moon (the full moon of January). Once again today, I offer three haiku on the prompt. The first continues on the mythology theme, but this time Roman not Greek. The second finds us in a … Continue reading

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Haiku Heights Rescue

Inspired by the theme at This week’s Haiku Heights theme is Rescue. With one look I was all at sea She saved me To my beautiful wife Josie.

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Haiku Carpe Diem #105, Eyes

Today’s Carpe Diem Prompt is Eyes. Image Credits Polyphemus’ Eye Odysseus did smote you As Greek Pupils know ~ | ~ Image Credits Veiled in mystery Grown men weaken at the knees Turquoise pools entice ~ | ~ Image Credits … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #104, Silk

Today’s Carpe Diem Prompt is Silk. Today I offer a 3 stop journey into the life of Silk… Image Credits The Bombyx mori Breaks fast on mulberry tree For our sheer delight ~ | ~ Image Credits For 4000 years … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #103, Heath

Today’s Carpe Diem Prompt is Heath. This was provided by Bjorn Brudberg of Bjorn Brudbergs Writings. Today I offer you three haiku on the theme. The first of a more classical nature and numbers two and three being what first entered … Continue reading

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