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First Snowflakes…

Since the New Year, I have neglected my practice of haiku writing.  Shameful of me so here is a Carpe Diem Special featuring the haiku of  **Alexey Andreyev. The challenge, to “write a new haiku inspired on the one given [below], but it has to be in the same tone, sense and spirit.”

Here we go…

first snowflakes!
I love them too much to think
They’ll melt by noon**

even before dawn,
snowflakes drift first over path
…make way for footprints!

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For those in their winter months, I hope you enjoy some time walking in the snow, hearing the crunches with each footstep. Most of the first snow here is long gone. Maybe more snow later but I hope spring is near and anxious to give warmer weather.

Thank you and peace be with you.

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Special 71…

summer evening –
empty swing swaying slightly

in summer swelter,
airing out dirty laundry –
friendships sway…back, forth…

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Artist: John French Sloan

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Inspiration from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special #71, write a haiku in the same tone as **Alexey Andreyev’s “Empty Swing” haiku.

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