Sunday, June 26, 2016

Carpe Diem Full Circle

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84  "Carpe Diem Full Circle"

use following words in orfer:
summer princess willow daisy palm tree cameras cruise ship snow rainbow yellow shrine prayer

before summer
the princess strolls
under the willow

daisies tower
tall as palmtrees
swaying like camels

cruiseship clouds float
above a sea of snowdrops
and rainbow of tulips

yellow jonquils
offered in nature's shrine
she bows in prayer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Karunesh - Calling Wisdom

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #83 Imagination
The following music was the inpiration for today's writing.

 paintbrush flowers
 dancing on the hillside 
wind blows over reeds 
ancient chants resurrected 
sights and sounds of summer

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Shadorma -Leaves

 write a condensation of Sara Teasdale’s poem, “Leaves”, in Shadorma form.  (Non-rhyming 6-line poem in 3/5/3/7/7/5.)

ONE by one, like leaves from a tree, 
All my faiths have forsaken me; 
But the stars above my head 
Burn in white and delicate red, 
And beneath my feet the earth
Brings the sturdy grass to birth. 
I who was content to be 
But a silken-singing tree, 
But a rustle of delight 
In the wistful heart of night,
I have lost the leaves that knew
Touch of rain and weight of dew. 
Blinded by a leafy crown 
I looked neither up nor down— 
But the little leaves that die
Have left me room to see the sky; 
Now for the first time I know 
Stars above and earth below.

— Sara Teasdale 

oh, my leaves
falling one by one
no rustling
forsaken in the dark night
but yonder stars I can see
new delights awakening
a new crown above.shadorma 


Haiku Horizon prompt - Remember

I still remember
the sweet scent
of her perfume

in the garden
a memorial bench
and your moonflowers