How Lonely

Written in response to Carpe Diem Prompt
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Lesser Ury. Woman at Writing Desk, 1898. WikiArt

For today, our host writes,

we return to our featured poet, Fuyuko Tomita. Here is a wonderful tanka I think we can all relate to:

さんさんとそそぐ朝日の文机に遺す未完の歌ぞ淋しき

Sansan to/ sosogu asahi no/fuzukue ni/ nokosu mikan no/ uta zo samishiki

How lonely I would be
left behind on my desk
an unfinished poem
in the glorious morning sun

© Fuyuko Tomita

Our host’s response:

at the bird feeder
three cardinals are squabbling –
a love triangle?

the poem that nudges my ribs
is fading with the laundry
(Paloma)

My response

shadow of a poem
still looking like a mirage
outline shimmering

how lonely being stuck indoors
will let it breathe for today

PR

2/20/15

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/02/carpe-diem-special-133-fuyuko-tomitas.html?m=1

A Sunday Afternoon

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 Georges Seurat, 1888
Born Georges-Pierre Seurat
2 December 1859
Paris, France
Died 29 March 1891 (aged 31)
Paris, France

A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

sunday Afternoon

late day sun casting shadows

perfect summer day

PR

2/20/15

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/02/carpe-diem-671-sunday-afternoon.html?m=1