Arms of Nature

boisterous creek rushing,
sound of wind through maple leaves
in the arms of nature

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt: Mirror

This month we are exploring Basho’s way of writing haiku, today’s technique is the ‘comparison’ technique explained as follows,

“…In the words of Betty Drevniok: “In haiku the SOMETHING and the SOMETHING ELSE are set down together in clearly stated images. Together they complete and fulfill each other as ONE PARTICULAR EVENT.” She rather leaves the reader to understand that the idea of comparison is showing how two different things are similar or share similar aspects…”

Im’ not sure I got it but there it is:)

For further reading on this haiku writing technique follow the link below

Carpe Diem Haiku


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For a young child, the first sip was usually followed by spitting it out, crying, and running away. It was extremely bitter. As a child parents, grandparents and elders in general tried to get it in you or on you. On you is usually on your skin as cure for some crazy rash. In you, to cure some GI related malady. Plus ,it gave you great skin from the inside out.

cerasse tea
heals within and without
old folks tale?


cerasse tea
heals within and without
a gift from nature

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku



through bare maples
cast lifelines
onto blanket of snow

Pat R


Inspired by:

bare branches
against the deep blue night sky
moving shadows

© Chèvrefeuille

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