Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue



Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
/Marcus Tullius Cicero/



Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. /Oscar Wilde/



A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. /Truman Capote/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Carpe Diem Haiku *Issa “skylight!”*

Today our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem are haiku, written by Kobayashi Issa:

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don’t be mean
to that horsefly

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from the tea water’s
water pipe also comes…
a firefly

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while swatting a fly
today again…
the mountain temple bell

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Our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille challenges us to compose a haiku about the smallest creatures on earth – insects. Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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hairy legs
streching after mid-day nap
old tarantula

* * *
on the back of sphynx cat
family of fleas

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summer picnic
attracting cloud of mosquitoes
slap! slap! slap!

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge *Lou B.’s “the gargoyle takes flight”*

Lou B of Scatterbraining in response on Haiku Shuukan prompt “gothic” had written this haiku and our goal was to add a second stanza to it. Here I go:

warm sun gold limestone
embraced by creeping shadow
                             the gargoyle takes flight               (Lou B)

through the rays of blinding light
                            eyes follow a sudden fall           (Ese)

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Friday Fictioneers: 100-Words Story Challenge *A Touch Of Mystery*


My fear of dentists, cemented deep down inside during the years of the Soviet childhood, slowly started to disappear with each new visit to his practice. Like tartar from teeth – step by step until there was nothing left to worry about.
Almost hypnotised I looked at his muscular arms in the tone of warm bronze, admiring how gentle and attentive they turned out to be. An experience to be enjoyed.
There was only one thing that made me wonder – my missing panties after every anesthesia. I kept returning to try to solve this mystery one day…

Image courtesy of Ted Strutz

Friday Fictioneers – 100 word stories

Carpe Diem Haiku *Iwamoto-ji (Temple 37)*

And so the Carpe Diem Haiku Shikoku Pilgrimage continues…along the Shimanto River all the way to the Iwamoto-ji Temple, devoted to the Five Great Buddhas of Wisdom. All Five Buddhas have their own complete capability system to overcome a particular evil with a particular good.

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down to the river
pilgrim’s feet seek cool release
mind can’t stop walking

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temple of five buddhas
perplexed among statues
before whom to bow first

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good against evil
cat lurks in shadows of temple yard
bird’ s final song

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Less Is More Or Less

Once upon a time people came up with No Pants Day – being in May, that one is already missed. Funnily enough, there’ s also No Panty Day (pretty much like the previous one but a tiiiny bit different) that turns out to be today. And, in case of missing this one, there still is a possibility to go for No Bra Day on July 9th. Maybe it is all about summer. Or beauty. Or a touch of naughtiness. Or maybe just people being…creative in one way or another. I think Mae West got it quite right when she said : “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”.


There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful,
than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection.
That is the true essence of beauty. /S.Maraboli/