Carpe Diem Special *Santoka Taneda’s “Soaking Wet”*

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is a haiku, written by a haiku poet Santoka Taneda (1882-1940):

* * *
soaking wet
I can’t read the letters
on the signpost

* * *

Here’ s my attempt not to wander too far away from the same mood and spirit:

* * *
my name
blurred by droplets of sweat
on his shoulder

* * *

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Thursday’s Special: Breaking the Rules


I was thinking about breaking the rules…specifically and in general, and this photo seems to fit the theme. If it was me (instead of the snowman), I would probably consider a couple of things before getting to the action. For example, not cutting the branch you are standing under. Or how safe it is to hold the saw barely with your fingertips. What about staying around after all the snow in the town is gone for good…also against the rules, isn’ t it?!
On the second thought…”If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!” – Katharine Hepburn

Be inspired and inspire!
More about Paula and her Thursday’s Special Challenge here:


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