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Tournesol dans un Jardin

Autumn night–
I received it from the dog
And gave it to the cat.

© Santoka Taneda

purring cat nestles
I slip into hypnotic trance

wake up suddenly
chilly autumn breeze
frissons on my neck

dog rests at my feet
as I turn in for the night

chirps invade my dream
wet tongue on my cheek
beckons me

morning dew glistens
speckled diamonds on the grass

java on the deck
a leaf floats by my cup
cat jumps on my lap

dog takes chase
barks up at the tree

© Tournesol’16/05/04

Now this was a very challenging prompt…I had no clue what to do about that dog and the cat. I kept asking myself, “What the heck did the dog give me?” And then I turned my attention to what my cat, Bette, would have done and this brought back fond memories of my Desirée, a mini-Schnauzer who would burrow…

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Dear friends,

It has been a while that I posted here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family, but I hope to change that this year. Of course most of my attention goes to our daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, but its a shame that I post so little here.

Today was a wonderful “spring-like” day here in The Netherlands. During my lunch break I took a little walk outside of the hospital. Across from the hospital we have a nice park with a beautiful pond full of ducks, coots and moorhens, but also swans. As I walked through the park I noticed that two of the swans were courting. Its amazing to see how these beautiful creatures are courting each other. The beautiful symmetry of their movements … very gracefully …

I felt very sad that I didn’t had my camera with me, and I don’t have a mobile phone with camera … so I have sought the Internet and found a nice video on You Tube.

And this is the haiku which I wrote very close after this encounter.

spring is in the air
swans courting each other
nature’s beauty

© Chèvrefeuille

 

 

Dear friends and followers,

There will be soon a new part of our Carpe Diem Haiku Family online … souchou an e-zine with a lot of joyfull articles, haiku, tanka and a lot more … I hope to have it online before the end of this year.

Have a great week … and I love to wish you all … Happy New Year …

christmas has gone
no more presents under the tree
only good wishes

© Chèvrefeuille

Awesome haiga

Tournesol dans un Jardin

Inspired by these gems written by our host at CDHK “frosted grass”

early morning sunlight
frosted grass around the yurt
puffs of breath
© Chèvrefeuille

hoarfrost on the grass
melts in the early sunlight
life passes
© Chèvrefeuille

rime tipped grass
catching rays of sunshine
co-exist

© Tournesol’15-11-02

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Tournesol dans un Jardin

scotland

moors on Isle of May
mists over the foreign highlands
under harvest moon
old mariner feigns to see
heather in his Bonnie’s hair

(c) Tournesol ’15

We were to complete the following haiku:

Here is the challenge: We are to complete the haiku below; adding the first and third line plus we have to use another kigo (seasonword); in the second line the “mists” refers to autumn …

…………………….

mists over the foreign highlands

…………………….

Here is our host’s completed haiku:

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon

© Chèvrefeuille

Heeding Haiku at Mindlovemiserysmenagerie

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Chèvrefeuille's haiku

I wonder … did you know that we had a second full moon today? A so called ‘blue moon’? Well … today this event occurred as it did e.g. August 31st 2012. For someone like me, a Wiccan-believer, it’s worth a celebration. And I had my own little celebration … I danced naked in the backyarf in the light of her … the Blue Moon. I belief that moonlight can give new, female, energy to bring the male guts in balance. I enjoyed my naked dance and it inspired me to write this tanka, my new found love … or my new addiction …

dancing naked
in the light of the blue moon
she cleanses me
her warmth cherishes my body
the sweet scent of Honeysuckle

© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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A very nice post by one of our finest haiku poets I think.

Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

spring’s delight
the jasmine bush blooms
perfumed nights

tiny white flowers
cascading around the door
fresh jasmine tea

spring morning
lingering jasmine perfume
wafting with the breeze
each petal a memory
of the night that they shared

© G.s.k. ‘15

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scent of Jasmine
sound of a gurgling brook
peace of mind

© Chèvrefeuille

shaded by blossoms
it is like song in a play
resting on a journey

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

buds huddle by day
fragrance comes alive at night
affair with the moon

© Manjula Reddy

Today’s post was written for:  Carpe Diem #780 Kuchinashi (Jasmine)

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Good day dear friends and followers,

As you maybe know we had two kukai at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and to share the haiku which were submitted for these kukai I have created an all new E-book “Petal Lanterns”. This E-book is now available for downloading at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

petal lanterns
I feel blessed beneath the Wisteria –
rosary beads

© Chèvrefeuille

MaryRose-rosary-81A1414h

Namaste

A wonderful love story caught in a beautiful series of Tanka. Really a nice blog Georgia.

shadow

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Its time again for a new episode of our “Shadows” feature here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family. Just a few minutes ago I posted an episode of Carpe Diem Extra at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In that CD-Extra I have announced a very special month in which we will go on the trail with Basho and I love to “step in” here on that idea.

I love to challenge you to write a haibun (prose and haiku) in which you describe a journey (it doesn’t need to be a real journey you have undertaken) to a place you would love to see once in your life. For example, I would love to visit Japan once in my life, but I think that will not happen, but I can (of course) make that journey in my mind and dreams.

photo © Michael Yamashita

photo © Michael Yamashita

A haibun is a piece of prose in which you use haiku as e.g. Basho did in his “Journey into the Deep North” (or Oku-no-Hosomichi). I am looking forward to your stories, your haibun. Have fun!

This “Shadows”-episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Saturday February 21st at noon (CET).

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