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:

* * *
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 *Sho-u “spring in our country”*

This week Carpe Diem Tan Renga inspiration is a beautiful haiku by a poet Sho-u. Our goal is to add a second stanza to it.

in the centre,
mount Fuji towers up:
                                    spring in our country                     (Sho-u)

on geisha’ s ivory cheeks
                    glimpse of first cherry blossoms         (Ese)

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