First Snow

 

Writing Technique: Narrowing focus

at twilight

comes the first snow fall

fawn’s footprints

PR

12/31/15

Inspired by:

amenohiya madakini kurete nemuno hana

A rainy day

Quickly falls the night–

Silk-tree blossoms

(c) Yosa Buson

amenohiya madakini kurete nemuno hana

A rainy day

Quickly falls the night–

Silk-tree blossoms

(c) Yosa Buson

ake yasuki yo wo iso ni yoru kurage kana

the short night ending–

close to the water’s edge

a jellyfish

(c) Yosa Buson

in the moonlight

Wisteria flowers look fragile –

a gust of wind

© Chèvrefeuille

“…Is this “narrowing focus”? I think so. I will try to explain it. “In the moonlight”, far away, high up in the sky; “Wisteria flowers look fragile”, down to earth; “a gust of wind”, that’s very close to the body if you can feel that…”

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Home Coming

dandelion fluff

takes to the wind

in search of…

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home coming

a leg of journey-

wanderer

Pat R

12/30/15

Inspired by:

“…As I returned to Tsuruga, Rotsu met me and accompanied me to the province of Mino. When we entered the city of Ogaki on horseback, Sora joined us again, having arrived from the province of Ise; Etsujin, too, came hurrying on horseback, and we all went to the house of Joko, where I enjoyed reunion with Zensen, Keiko, and his sons and many other old friends of mine who came to see me by day or by night. Everybody was overjoyed to see me as if I had returned unexpectedly from the dead. On September the sixth, however, I left for the Ise Shrine, though the fatigue of the long journey was still with me, for I wanted to see a dedication of a new shrine there. As I stepped into the boat, I wrote:

a clam

torn from its shell

departing autumn

©Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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Well, since I made mention of dandelion fluff and I couldn’t find the real name I found this

Dandelion fluff video

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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To all who stopped by, left a comment and showed some appreciation for my scribbles, I thank you.

May the New Year bring you more of what you want, and all of what you need.
To you and yours I wish you a healthy, happy, prosperous and PEACEFUL New Year!!!!!

Pat R

12/30/15

Weeping Willow

Carpe Diem Special #189 Georgia’s 5th strolling yesterday (tanka)

out side

Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

weeping willow
tendrils sway in autumn breeze
a gentle dance

Pat R

12/28/15

Inspired by :

a new day rises –
the weeping willow on the piazza
a birds’ gathering

weeping willow
in the autumn sunlight
a golden tree

under the willow
on the city’s graveyard
weeping silhouette

© Chèvrefeuille

strolling yesterday
astonished by the pine trees.
they seemed to copy
the heavy rain laden skies
imitating it’s wet lay.

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet)

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Year & New

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #77 Year&New

Took this photo of the full moon over Christmas! Only to hear that this won’t happen again during Christmas for another 36 years!!!

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
chances for new start

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
a new moon rises

Pat R

12/28/15

For a read of other entries follow link to
Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry prompt

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Autumn Beach

 

Carpe Diem #886 the journey continues: writing something, the moon clear, harvest moon, loneliness

waves lap onto shore
no footprints to wash out to sea
lonely autumn beach

Pat R

12/27/15

“… The beach was dotted with a number of fisherman’s cottages and a tiny temple. As I sat in the temple drinking warm tea and sake, I was overwhelmed by the loneliness of the evening scene.

loneliness
clarity is only out done
by an autumn beach…”

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