Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki ”smoke whirls”*

Our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem today is a haiku, written by Masaoka Shiki – a poet who gave haiku it’s name and brought this poetry-art into the 20th century:

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smoke whirls
after the passage of a train –
young foliage

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And now – my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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wearily chugging
steep climb up the hill
steam locomotive

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


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