The goal is to write a haiku (the sleigh) and to write three new haiku (the horses) by using the three lines of the haiku (the sleigh).

over desert road

shimmering image
nesting on glass and steel
in urban canyon

mirage dissipates
as I try for a closer look
continues journey

over desert road
tsunami of tumble weeds
steady summer wave

My troiku inspired by:

kageroo ya

hoshite wa nururu

ishi no ue

heat shimmers
over the stone
(Fukuda Choyo-ni)

For Carpe Diem Haiku

Never Enough

The Challenge is to choose a haiku you like, say why and write something similar. I chose something by Fukuda Chiyo-Ni  (1703-1775)  a haiku poetess that was holding her own with the masters of her time. Fukuda Chiyo-ni was a Japanese poet of the Edo period. This is the haiku I chose I don’t know how similar mine is. But it’s what I felt on reading hers. I like this because it has a mature reflective, and introspective feel to it.

never enough
for a woman’s heart –
summer breeze

Here is my attempt:

I keep trying
to push you out of my heart –
super moon and venus



For a bit more about her and a glimpse at her work go here

Fukuda Chiyo-ni

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku


Carpe Diem #821 Monoceros (Unicorn)

” The unicorn is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian. The Bible also describes an animal, the re’em, which some translations have erroneously rendered with the word unicorn.

In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat’s beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes sold as unicorn horn.”

Our host writes:

magical beauty
unicorn gallops through the woods
lost virginity

© Chèvrefeuille

My attempt:

unicorn mystical and mythical
through cultures and time
living on in crests



For Carpe Diem Haiku 

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid


This is where the Fricke Collection is housed. This was once an outdoor carriage way that linked East 70th Street and East 71st Street for this mansion at the corner of East 70th St & 5th Ave (yep, where money lives). This space is very intimate. It’s like walking through someone’s house,  only with super high ceilings and a lot of very, very expensive art on the walls. The owners actually lived among all this! I guess those kids had no crayons!

On exhibition up untill the 06 September was a piece on loan from Puerto Rico’s museum called “Flaming June”. It was awesome!


WP Weekly Pnoto Challenge