Summer Evening

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boiled rice slop
his old lady fans the treat
with evening coolness                            (Basho)

summer evening ’round fire
sharing tall tales and laughter

PR
6/26/15

 Inspiration:

boiled rice slop
his old lady fans the treat
with evening coolness                            (Basho)

together with friends
enjoying a summer night                         (Chèvrefeuille)

 
 http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/06/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-91.html?m=1

A Beautiful Peace

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from family plots –
gathering for sunday service
a beautiful peace

PR

6/26/15

Inspiration:

a beautiful peace
I sit quietly with them
feeling their presence
© Rallentanda

 Our host’s attempt:

shadows
graves seem to move
spirits dance
© Chèvrefeuille

 http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/06/carpe-diem-special-153-rallentandas.html?m=1

Autumn night

autumn night
promise of change is in the air
time moves on

PR

6/26/15

aki no yo o uchi kuzushitaru hanashi kana

autumn night
dashed to bits
in conversation

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Challenge is to try to write an all new haiku with the same mood and spirit as the given one to pay tribute to Basho’s poetry skills.

Host’s attempt:

on the porch
a moment of silence
the sound of rain

© Chèvrefeuille

 http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/06/carpe-diem-on-trail-with-basho-encore-6.html?m=1

At The Seashore

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Post in response to prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt: At The Seashore

You have to use the three prompts, all with the same theme, in three different haiku and there has to be some cohesion that binds the three haiku together:

1. waves
2. seagulls
3. sundown

WAVES

secrets from ocean
hitches ride to shore on waves
pawn of the moon

SEAGULLS

seagulls at the pier
gathering at sundown
readying for night

SUNDOWN

sundown-
wings of man chasing the sun
day’s done

PR
6/24/15

For other responses follow link
http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/06/carpe-diem-tokubetsudesu-49-at-seashore.html?m=1

Star Gazing

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stargazing –
our favorite passtime
on clear summer nights

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 lovers stargazing
strains of moonlight serenade
fills the moonlit night

PR

Prompt: Carpe Diem 760 stargazing

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/06/carpe-diem-60-stargazing.html?m=1

Clarity

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I gain clarity
after time and reflection
on thoughts that hound me

PR
#jazzytower on twitter
6/22/15
In response to prompt from Ronovan Writes: Gain & Hound

For further reading on prompt and other responses follow link below:

 RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #50 Gain&Hound – http://wp.me/p4y9jb-og3