Carpe Diem Special *Lolly’s “spring tidings” *

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is a tanka, written by a wonderful haiku poetess Laura Williams a.k.a. Lolly of Lovely Things:

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spring tidings …
a message of the flowers
to decipher
a secret little alphabet
that begins with a bee

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

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growing older
with each new blossom
even a bumblebee

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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Carpe Diem Special *Soen Nakagawa’s “One note of the Shakuhachi”*

This week on Carpe Diem Special to inspire us there is a haiku, written by Soen Nakagawa:

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One note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

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The following  ones are mine – I tried  not to wander away too far from the same mood and spirit:

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beeps of alarm clock
emerge rapidly
rupturing morning stillness

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last notes from orchestra
vibrate in silence
defering waves of applause

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Awakening

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Awakening;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 31 – AWAKENING

It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is. /Christy Turlington/

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awakening_morning

awakening_tea

And now – it’s time for your interpretations…