Carpe Diem Special *Words said by Francis of Assisi*

This week the source of our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special are words by Francis of Assisi:

[…] “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” […]

Here’ s my haiku where I tried to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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endless dance
with lurking shadows
-flame of a candle

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Carpe Diem Haiku *Use That Quote ‘Buddha’*

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared” – this it the quote by Buddha our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille has chosen to inspire us to write haiku of our own. Here’ re mine:

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slow dance
between light and shadows
flickering flame

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with each melting droplet
a little brighter

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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)

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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge *Suzanne’s “reflecting the sky”*

Suzanne of Suzanne Miller Writings has written a beautiful haiku and our goal was to add a second stanza to it. Here’ s my attempt:

reflecting the sky
rainwater in a fallen leaf
                                             – embodied light                           (Suzanne)

shiny polka dot wellies
                    ripples disapper in the puddle          (Ese)

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