Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki ‘A Flash of Lightning”*

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

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a flash of lightning;
between the trees of the forest,
water appears

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And now – my humble attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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stroked by lightning
delicate peaks of sand dunes
silence before storm

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Carpe Diem Haiku Special *Alexey Andreyev’ s “First Snowflakes”*

Today our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is another haiku, written by Alexey Andreyev (Алексей Андреев):

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first snowflakes!
I love them too much to think
they’ll melt by noon

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I am following with mine, trying to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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first raindrops
taste still lingers on my lips
after storm is gone

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verdant buds
succumbing to warm caresses
petals burst wide open

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