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Fertility, a Carpe Diem Haiku Affair

haiku, carpe diem challenge, writing challenge, Fernando Botero

ancient Greece
seek answers from Artemis
fertility god

modern world
chart peak fertility days
natural family plans


Linked to Carpe Diem #330 Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

Artist: Fernando Botero (I’m just loving this artist – his portrayals featuring voluptuous models! Delightful! 🙂 )


Seashells Haiku

seashells, haiku, writing challenge, sisters, siblings, life,

Artist: Eugene de Blaas

older sister
propensity to annoy
carps – gather seashells

gathering seashells
while ocean tide rise and falls
two sisters bicker

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If you like today’s haiku, Carpe Diem, hosted by Chevrefeuille, offers daily writing prompts and lectures on the art of haiku and related forms.

Thanks for joining me today and below are a few more posts from the Carpe Diem library. Enjoy!

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Chaos – a haiku moment

flying insects, writing, challenge, street light, chaos,

under dim street light
pandemonium begins
flying insects meet

flying insects meet
runaways – parade for work
poison spiders spin

poison spiders spin
sticky chaos web designs
babes caught in despair

babes caught in despair
stung by poisonous deceit
under dim street light

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Chaos inspired by Haiku Plate Special: Cathy Tenzo and Chevrefeuille | Carpe Diem.

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A Tan Renga Affair – “just a kiss”

This week’s Carpe Diem | Tan Renga Challenge offers a haiku written by Wabi Sabi. The goal is to finish the haiku with two, 7-7 syllable lines. Continue reading

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Thirsty Seekers – A Ligo Haibun Affair

not only the thirsty seek the water,

the water as well seeks the thirsty. – Rumi.

Posing Clean (Extra #85)

When the so-called born again spirit came upon me, like a monk, my walk became more meditative – modest clothing, head shrouded in a cloud cover. With bible in hand, but really just like an empty cracked cup, I searched for wisdom’s flavored water. I thirsted for its enlightenment – the cool purifying drink. It was when a solitary bird stood in a rain puddle – an opening of clouds rained in. Life changing thoughts: Look around me. I must see the people drowning – in the dirty waters of illiteracy and poverty.

I fill soup cups on Thursday’s community free supper nights. Off flew the little bird with the fanatical me. Thanks be to God.

privileged lifestyle calls –
to soothe dehydrated lips
love found in sharing

Written for Ligo Haibun Challenge: Persian Songs

Carpe Diem Specials, haiku challenge

Carpe Diem Special – releases the moon…

This month, Carpe Diem’s, Special, features haiku poet, O. Mabson Southard, a renowned haiku writer, who practiced the 5-7-5 syllable count form. The writing challenge is to complete the O.M. Southard’s haiku in, as Chevrefeuille writes, “…the same sense, tone and spirit” as the original.

Hmm, not an easy task but let me make the attempt.

In the garden pool,
Dark and still, a steppingstone
Releases the moon.  – O. Mabson Southard

Moon shadows cover
Blithe wine drinker, unbridled
swims free at midnight