Arise

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Arise! Spring has sprung
Mountain creek is holding court
A roaring spring melt

Pat R

3/28/17

For Carpe Diem Haiku
For more details on the prompt or to participate go here

Inspired by:

O slumbering one, the beloved has arrived, arise!

Brush off the dust of sleep and self, arise!

Behold the good will has arrived,

Come not before him with tears, arise!

The mender of concerns has come to you,

O heavy-hearted one, arise!

O one afflicted by separation,

Behold the good tidings of the beloved’s union, arise!

O you withered by autumn,

Now spring has come, arise!

Behold the New Year brings a fresh life,

O withered corps of yesteryear, up from your tomb, arise!

© Tahirih (Tr. Farzaneh Milani)

Clouds & Spring

the light of the sun
in hiding behind dark clouds
a rainy spring day

I embrace the first raindrops
thankful for hidden blessings

Pat R

3/28/17

Tanka Tuesday

Memories

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Muted shapes and colors tangle with memories loosely tethered

Emerging from the cloud, warm memories, us holding hands

Laying in tall grass, listening to the sound the earth makes

Pat R

3/25/17

Over at Cape Diem Haiku we’re being introduced to the Sijo. A Korean form of poetry “…more ancient than haiku, the Korean Sijo shares a common ancestry with haiku, tanka and similar Japanese genres. All evolved from more ancient Chinese patterns.

Sijo is traditionally composed in three lines of 14-16 syllables each, totaling between 44-46 syllables. A pause breaks each line approximately in the middle; it resembles a caesura but is not based on metrics.

Oh that I might capture the essence of this deep midwinter night (16)
And fold it softly into the waft of a spring-moon quilt (14)
Then fondly uncoil it the night my beloved returns. (14)

© Hwang Chin-i (1522-1565) most revered female Korean classical poet…”

To read more about this, read other samples of this form or to give it a try go here

Secrets of Nature

my grandma
walking room to room
waving smoky wand of herbs –
secrets of nature

Pat R

3/22/17

For

Carpe Diem Haiku prompt word :Knowledge

I inspired by:

alchemy
strong medicine for love
nature smiles

(c) Chèvrefeuille