Carpe Diem Special *Sogi’s “Butterfly home“*

This week’ s inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is another haiku, written by a pre-Basho haiku poet Iio Sogi (1421-1502) and translated by our Carpe Diem Haiku host Chèvrefeuille:

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abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home

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

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old diary
wind pages through memories
in smouldering ruins

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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge *Jamie Wieland’s “the glow of the dawn”*

This week Carpe Diem Tan Renga inspiration is a beautiful haiku by Jamie Weiland of “Tea, Poems and Pictures“. Our goal is to add a second stanza to it. 

as a white dove lands
words unspoken yet knowing-
                                      the glow of the dawn                       (Jamie)

insecure steps from ruins
                               remind of illusory peace                    (Ese)

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