December Moon

A haiku & inspirational music to soothe the soul…

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Curious Greeter

October forest
with amethyst enchantment
frost greeting sunlight**

provokes curiosity
in search of a free handout

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photo source: Wikimedia common

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Inspiration: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

Style: Tan Renga, a Japanese poetry form where two writers collaborate to complete a haiku. Today’s featured haiku by **Genesmusings followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

Smiles, laughter and abundant blessings to you – thanks!

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Heart Stoppers

crossing the footbridge
a sound that comes unbidden…
my wild beating heart**

desist under warning buzz
pygmy rattlers side winds by

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Artist: M.C. Escher

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Inspiration: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

Style: Tan Renga, two writers collaborate to complete a haiku verse.  Today’s feature haiku by ** Lolly from For a Lovely Thing  followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

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Beautiful Chaos…

A wonderful haiku written by *Anmol aka HA from How Anxious for the November Tan Renga challenge. His words on the chaotic beauty of entangled branches took me back to spring when a Northern Mockingbird family moved into the tree next to the house.

It was temporary… the stick and fur-lined nest. First four turquoise speckled eggs appeared, then, in a couple of weeks, cracked shells. They looked like featherless, big beaked blobs. How else can one describe them? Eventually their feathers grew in and, of course, their appetites increased . I was sad to find the nest empty one day.

In Tan Renga style, HA’s haiku comes first followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

entangled branches
sun ascends through lifeless limbs
beautiful chaos*

now an intricate bird’s nest
cradling a voracious brood

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Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

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Hot River Stones

Day 4 of Carpe Diem’s November Tan Renga challenge. Today’s haiku is by *Becca Givens of Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea followed by my two, seven syllable lines. Thank you Becca!

I was thinking how wonderful stones retain heat…let me know what you think. ☺

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines*

soft sounds of a gurgling stream
melts muscular strains away

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Inspiration: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

This week, Michelle from Daily Post| Weekly Photo Challenge, writes:

“…show…a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated…make sure it’s rich and powerful…an instant mood-booster!”

Since we are heading into another seasonal change, naturally store displays must keep its shoppers tantalized and in shape to buy, buy, buy!

How about a haiku as we get ready to spend, spend, spend! 🙂

Saturated –
With the coming of autumn
Nature’s mannequins

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 What kind of mannequins saturated your shop displays this week? 🙂

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