Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki “the cuckoo’s cry”*

Today (July 23rd) The Netherlands have a national day of mourning for the casualties of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot dow in Ukraine. A haiku, written by Masaoka Shiki, goes along the same tone and spirit, thinking about every innocent life lost in this tragedy:

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in the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky…
the cuckoo’s cry

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The following one is mine:

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colourless sunset
smoldering ashes of broken wings
hornbill goes silent

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Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki “reeds tremble”*

Our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem today is a haiku, written by Masaoka Shiki:

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at the full moon’s
rising, the silver-plumed
reeds tremble
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The following one is my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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moonlit window sill
trembling with light brush of fingertips
reed blinds

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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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