Monthly Archives: August 2013

Haiku For Carpe Diem #284, Endless Skies

Endless Skies is our haiku prompt from Carpe Diem today. the angry young man lusts after new horizons under endless skies Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku Gifts

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Haiku For Carpe Diem Special #54, Kikaku’s “The beggar!

Haiku For Carpe Diem Special #54, Kikaku’s “The Beggar! kojiki kana tenchi wo kitaru natsugoromo the beggar! he has Heaven and Earth for his summer clothes The aim is to create a haiku in same tone, sense and spirit as … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem’s Distillation #1, A poem by Otomo Miyuki (Manyoshu)

This is a new Carpe Diem feature called “Distillation”, the goal of which is to distil haiku from another poem. The first poem chosen is this one by Otomo Miyuki (Manyoshu): Our Sovereign, a god, Has made his Imperial City Out … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #282, Secrets of Life

This haiku prompt from Carpe Diem is Secrets Of Life. Image By Jamin Gray seeking happiness? let me tell you life’s secret it’s not about you! Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #281, Punjab

Today’s Carpe Diem prompt is Punjab. the ten gurus teach punjabi, sikh you shall find land of five rivers Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku Gifts

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #278, Japanese Spring

This Carpe Diem haiku prompt is  Japanese Spring. Image By Appie Verschoor as winter snow melts the scent of cherry blossoms Geisha shuffles in Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku Gifts

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Haiku Carpe Diem Special #53, Kikaku’s “a flock of swallows”

Today, our Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Kikaku’s “a flock of swallows”… above the sea a rainbow, erased by a flock of swallows My response to Kikaku… Image By JaxStrong a flock of swallows their dexterity and grace admiring gulp Smiles, love … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #277, Magic Fields

The Carpe Diem haiku prompt today is Magic Fields… Image by Simon Rowe now he’s older, forgets if the magic came from the fields or mushrooms? Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku … Continue reading

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Haiku Carpe Diem #275, Longing for the Unknown

This Carpe Diem haiku prompt is Longing For The Unknown. curiosity steps out into the unknown conquering my fear conquering my fear 999 miles left before me miles left before me one by one, satisfying curiosity Smiles, love and laughter … Continue reading

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Haiku For Kikaku’s “the pheasant scratches it”

Carpe Diem’s Special Haiku prompt today is Kikaku’s “the pheasant scratches it” the pheasant scratches worms surface to greet the rain in pecking order Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, visit JRB’s Haiku Gifts

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