Carpe Diem Haiku *Kongofukuji (Temple 38)*

There’ re 88 temples on Shikoku Island and today we arrive at Kongofukuji (Temple 38) that is devoted to Senju Kannon or the Boddhisatva of Motherly Love and Mother of the World.

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raindrops on window panes
mother’s steps on empty road
cherry blossoms in her hair

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Waiting

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. /B.Russell/

There’s always something worth waiting for, isn’t there…


For the right moment…


…for more sun….


…for new inhabitants…


…for the good, old times to return…


…or simply for waiting  itself to get tired…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Waiting

Carpe Diem Haiku *Matsu yoi (Waiting Evening)*


Image courtesy of C.Hussein

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cold light of midnight sun
endless waiting for evening
old Sámi drifts

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The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.  The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. It is usually referred to as polar day.

Carpe Diem Haiku