Summer Daze

IMG_1581 bird sunbathing

small bird sprawls

 soaking up the sun

summer daze

Pat R


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Carpe Diem Haiku #4



First Light


first light
warms my resolve
glow of hope



Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #888 Hatsuhikari (first light of the sun)

This month at Carpe Diem Haiku we’re working on kigo ( season) words. That is, words that in this form of poetry is referring to the time of year.
In this episode the words are the ” first light of the sun”, which is kigo for winter.

winter morning
first light of the sun … so fragile
reflects in the snow

© Chèvrefeuille

Anyway, you can read more about it at the link below

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Summer Sun

Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #21 The Technique of Mixing It

“…What is meant here is mixing up the action so the reader does not know if nature is doing the acting or if a human is doing it….”

summer sun
chasing shade ’round tree
on hot day

Pat R


Inspired by:

full moon
walking around the pond
all night

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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