flock of geese takes wing
ribbon of moonlight shadows
steel rails glistening
This haiku is my response to Carpe Diem #1788
In the Moonlit Night (Revise That Haiku),
which is to revise the following classic haiku by Masaoka Shiki.
the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Geese and the Moon, by Ohara Koson
spring warbler spreads wings
leaves droppings while taking flight
spoiled rice cake remains
cat walks across veranda
hungry for departed bird
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #110 Carpe Diem Transformation …. Bush Warbler
offers a haiku by Bashō (below, in blue) to be transformed
into a tanka. In a process different from tan renga,
I have revised the original haiku before
adding two lines to create my tanka.
A spring warbler casts
A dropping on the rice cakes –
The veranda edge.
Image source: ukiyo-e.org – Warbler on Red Plum Branch
morning mist settles
no breeze but the breath of air
beauty of hoarfrost
This haiku is my response to Carpe Diem #1785 Hoarfrost,
which offers hoarfrost as a winter kigo.
Image source: pexels.com / Krivec Ales
Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday – White Crane asks us to use
a haiku by Kikaku (in blue) to create a tanka.
how I wish to call
a white crane from Fukei,
but for this cold rain.
waiting for a break in clouds
to deliver good fortune
A crane is said to symbolize good fortune, balance, and happiness.
Image source: ukiyo-e.org – Crane and Waves, by Baiso
(right click image for larger view in new tab)
on hidden pond
splash of leaping frog
no one to hear
This haiku is my response to Carpe Diem #1780
The Old Pond by Basho, which is to revise the following classic haiku by Bashō.
a frog jumps into
the sound of water
Image source: dkfindout.com
Carpe Diem #1775 Morning Glory! is part of a new feature,
“Carpe Diem’s Transformation,” which has the goal of using the scenes and images
of a given haiku to create a transformed haiku into a tanka.
Another feature of Carpe Diem is to create a Tan Renga, a short exercise that adds two lines to a given haiku to create a tanka. Making a distinction, I have interpreted this new prompt
to be a challenge to first transform a given haiku by re-creating it
before adding two lines to make it a tanka.
The haiku provided (in blue) is by Chiyo-Ni, and my tanka follows.
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
morning glory filled with water
refreshing my thirst
accepted as good omen
a fresh start to my travels
Image source: morguefile.com / rollingroscoe
This haiku is my response to
Carpe Diem #1773 … A Field of Dried Grass (Basho),
which offers a haiku by Bashō (in blue) as inspiration.
Bashō’s is considered his Jisei no ku, or deathbed poem.
falling sick on a journey
my dream goes wandering
over a field of dried grass
Bashō (tr. Chèvrefeuille)
facing the unknown
dried grass near the end of life
how long this journey
Image source: unsplash.com / Rodion Kutsaev
leaves in autumn rain
apples ready for harvest
beginning of life
This haiku/haiga is my response to Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #108 CD Imagination … Still Life,
which offers an image by Dina Belenko for inspiration.
Image source: Bored Panda – Dina Belenko
one starry night
to make that one painting –
the rustling leaves
branches sway in gentle breeze
starlight twinkling in their wake
would be stargazing painter
inspired by the night
nature’s canvas in the sky
with myriad points of light
moon rising above the trees
leaves dancing before the moon
silhouetted by its light
framed by counterpoints
lights much closer than the stars
planets in the night
shifting shades of red and blue
sparkling in a star filled sky
so much to choose from
all these heavenly bodies
wonder where to start
shooting star in star filled sky
the first of many brushstrokes
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #107 Soliloquy no Renga … one starry night offers a haiku by Chèvrefeuille (in blue) to be followed by subsequent links of a renga by the responding poet, with a minimum of six links. A “closed chain” is attained when the hokku (starting verse) and ageku (closing verse) connect in a way to make “the circle” complete.
This is my response.
Photos: Hunter’s Moon, 13 October 2019
Star image: The Galaxy Above, © Rodrigo Guerra, via Astronomy Picture of the Day