Carpe Diem Special *Lolly’s “spring tidings” *

Originally posted on Ese' s Voice:

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special this week is a tanka, written by a wonderful haiku poetess Laura Williams a.k.a. Lolly of Lovely Things:

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spring tidings …
a message of the flowers
to decipher
a secret little alphabet
that begins with a bee

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Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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growing older
with each new blossom
even a bumblebee

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


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Spilling the dew

Dear friends and followers,

I am excited. Why! Let me tell you, it’s a nice little story and i just had to share it here.
As I discovered haiku, back in the eighties, I bought a lot of books about the mysterious and magical haiku. One of those books was a Dutch translation of Basho’s famous haibun ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ or ‘The Narrow Road into the Deep North’. I read it several times back than. It disappeared somewhere on a bookshelf and I forgot it. Recently I found it again and … yes I read it another time.
Between the pages of the book I found a sheet of paper. It turned out that on that sheet of paper I had written haiku. As I read and re-read them I realized that it had to be haiku which I wrote at least 15 years ago … I had lost them … those were haiku which I wrote at the beginning of this century.
In 2005, I thought that I wrote my very first English haiku, but the recovered haiku were also in English … so I had written English haiku earlier than I thought. They were, I think, meant to be published, but I never did, So I decided to publish them 15 years after writing them, here at Chèvrefeuille’s Haiku.

So here are the ‘lost haiku':

such a loneliness
the sound of raindrops on the roof
while moon-gazing

spilling the dew
on the white chrysanthemum
while cutting it

the water of dawn
what a richness
to look at it

at sunrise
dew on the fields –
a nightingale

the yellow rose
in the backyard … how sad
yellow petals fall

© Chèvrefeuille

I hope you did like the read … I loved creating it … it made me very emotional to read these haiku after such a long time.

lost beauty
cherry blossoms fall –
poems from Japan

© Chèvrefeuille

See you …

In the light of the blue moon

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

Shadows become smaller

Logo CD Time Machine

Dear friends and followers,

It’s a while ago that I published here, but today I hope to start with a more regular posting behaviour :-)
As you all maybe know I am hosting a daily haiku meme at blogspot titled Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and today the prompt is an episode of the so called “Carpe Diem Time Machine” in which we look back into the rich history of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Today’s Time Machine episode is “peony” and I love to share an impromptu verse which I just composed a few minutes ago:

after sunrise
shadows become smaller
peonies are blooming

© Chèvrefeuille

Have a nice weekend.


Carpe Diem 748 Clouds

Good day, dear friends and followers,

It’s a while ago that I posted here on my WP personal weblog, but I will try to post more often here. Starting today with a response on the prompt for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK) my own daily haiku meme today. This month (June) all the prompts on CDHK are based on the Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku” written by Jane Reichhold. The prompts are all modern kigo (seasonwords) for summer and today the prompt is clouds.
In Jane’s Saijiki she shares wonderful haiku and I had some trouble to choose the most beautiful ones, but I succeeded I think. If you would like to read them than visit CDHK.

Here is the haiku which I love to share here inspired on clouds:

walking on pink clouds
dreaming about the first cherry blossom
today I saw the first

(C) Chèvrefeuille

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