Monthly Archives: March 2013

Any Time Will Do

Smiles, love and laughter. © John Belchamber 2013

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Haiku: Sometimes

Smiles, love and laughter. © John Belchamber 2013

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Haiku: Facts

Smiles, love and laughter. © John Belchamber 2013

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Haiku: Carpe Diem Special #29, Onitsura’s ‘voice of the pine-tree’

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Onitsura’s ‘voice of the pine-tree’. suzukaze ya koku ni michite matsu no koe the cool breeze fills the empty vault of heaven with the voice of the pine-tree © Onitsura (1660-1738) The Woolemi Pine is known … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem #157, Tanpopo (Dandelion)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Tanpopo (Dandelion). I recall childhood summer games played with dandelions. Girls checking if he loved them, watch-less boys telling the time. Those were the days they say, how soon life surrounds us, unnoticed. Image Credits … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem #156, Tako (kite)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Tako (kite) What a fun prompt to have leading into the Easter holidays. Images of blue skies and the happiness of childhood, the freedom of a kite and a journey back to when kites … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem #155, Oborozuki (hazy moon)

This Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Oborozuki (hazy moon) After reflecting on images of the exotic east, where better to end today’s Haiku journey  than Sheffield Town Hall…   Image Credits the hazy moon shines its reflection not altered by enlightenment … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem #154 Shuntoo (Spring lantern)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Shuntoo (Spring lantern). Today a tale from beside the flickering lantern…   Image Credits flickering lantern attracting moths from shadows kimono slips off kimono slips off geisha knows her part by heart shadow puppetry … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem #153, Haru ta (Spring paddy fields)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Haru ta (Spring paddy fields). I love this photo of paddy fields taken in May 2009 on the East China Sea coast of Genkai-cho, Saga Prefecture.   Image Credits east china seas – Japan’s fertile paddy fields … Continue reading

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Haiku: Carpe Diem Special #28, Onitsura’s Cherry-Flowers

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Onitsura’s Cherry-Flowers… saku-karani miru-karani hana no chiru-karani the cherry-flowers bloom; we gaze at them; they fall, and … I found the image below and got carried away writing from the inspiration it gave. I almost … Continue reading

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