Carpe Diem Special *Autumn “light of the full moon”*

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is a beautiful haiku, written by Chèvrefeuille – our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host:

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light of the full moon
shines through colored leaves
at last … autumn

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I tried not to wander too far from the same mood and spirit while writing mine:

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he watches me
nude bathing in the fool moon
a shudder…autumn breeze

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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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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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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

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Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku *Margaret Chula’s “following my footprints”*

This time on Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku we are introduced to a well known haiku and tanka poetess Margaret Chula. Among several haiku of hers I was the most drawn to the following one:

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following my footprints
of fifty years ago
those endless summers

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Here’ s mine – hopefully, not too far from the same mood and spirit:

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hopscotch in the yard
jumping through childhood memories
barefoot again

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