Carpe Diem Special *Lolly’s “another anchor thread”*

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is a tanka, written by a very gifted haiku poetess Laura Williams a.k.a. Lolly of Lovely Things:

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sifting through
the personal effects
of a spider’s web
an autumn wind loosens
another anchor thread

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summer_passing

Here’ s what came to my mind after reading hers:

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entangled footprints
fading on the bare shore
summer’ s last haiku

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Black & White Sunday: Squeeze (Guest Challenge by Lucile)

This weekend is about to be wrapped up slowly by a new Black & White Sunday Challenge – a guest blogger Lucile de Godoy from Bridging Lacunas inspires us to notice and catch various perspectives of…squeeze. The first though that came to my mind was the good ol’ “Wedged Bear in Great Tightness” but there was nothing about the Pooh in my archives. So, here’ re other ways of…squeezing and being squeezed:

squeezed

A place for everything, everything in its place./Benjamin Franklin/

Inspire and be inspired!
More about Paula and her Black & White Sunday Challenge here:

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Carpe Diem My Favorite Haiku by … *Chiyo-Ni’s “butterfly’ s dream”*

It is not easy to choose my favourite haiku, written by one of the most known female haiku poets – Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775), but I gave it a try. Why the following one? Because with that graceful feminine touch only Chiyo-Ni has she once again brings me closer to nature. Or nature closer to me. She makes me hold my breath, to notice and treasure more than meets the eye. There’ s something so real in that moment, caught in her haiku, yet so volatile as well. You know…the feeling of almost being afraid to blink not to miss the moment when a butterfly dreams…

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream

Here’ s what I wrote, inspired by Chiyo-Ni’ s haiku:

plum blossoms
snowflake turns into
butterfly

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