Carpe Diem Special *Fuyuko Tomita’s “the corner”*

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is another haiku, written by a well-known haiku poetess Fuyuko Tomita:

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Under a cold
street lamp
I’ve just turned
the corner

* * *

Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

* * *
in the puddle
by cherry blossoms
little piece of blue sky

* * *

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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge *Chèvrefeuille’ s “A Dog Barks”*

This week Carpe Diem Tan Renga inspiration is a beautiful haiku, written by our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille. I haven’ t written tan renga for a while therefore this seems a good time to give it a try. Our challenge is to add a second stanza (two lines of approximately 7 syllables each) to the haiku:

sweet perfume
mingles with the sound of rain –
                                                         a dog barks                       (Chèvrefeuille)

at the end of empty street
                       puddle filled with cherry blossoms              (Ese)

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Carpe Diem Ghost Writer *”Richard Wright on Autumn” by Jen of Blog It Or Lose It*

Jen of Blog It Or Lose It has invited us to revisit haiku by an African-American author Richard Wright (1908-1960):

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The chill autumn dusk
Grows colder as yellow lights
Come on in skyscrapers.

* * *
As the popcorn man
Is closing up his wagon,
Snow begins to fall.

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Here are my haiku, inspired by the ones of Richard Wright:

* * *
instead of ice-cream truck
tinkling through the autumn fog
patio wind chimes

* * *
in a frozen puddle
a little yellow leaf

* * *
late November
catching first snowflakes in yard
neighbour’ s husky

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