Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 WP-09, a tanka

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Dear friends,

The Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, my daily haiku meme on blogspot, is almost over. You have still five days to participate. The Winter Retreat, 30 days of writing haiku or tanka every day, ends on December 15th 10.00 PM (CET).

For today I have a nice tanka for you in which I think the silence is obvious and strong.

after the hot summer
finally the beauty of Mother Earth
her crescendo
colorful leaves covered
with the first frost 

© Chèvrefeuille

See you …

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 “find the silence” WP-06 lonely flower

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Dear friends and followers,

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, my daily haiku-meme on blogspot, the Winter Retreat is almost halfway,. Time to publish another nice haiku for  this “challenge” to create haiku or tanka on a daily base for 30 days …

a lonely flower
my companion for one night –
deep silence

© Chèvrefeuille

This above haiku is a re-done version of my first English haiku which I wrote back in 2005. This haiku made me an international known haiku poet and was published in the world wide anthology “Spasms of Light”.

See you …

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 “find the silence” (WP – 05)

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Dear friends,

As you all know I have created an online family Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a warmhearted family of haiku- and tanka poets. On one of the weblogs, Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, I initiated a Winter Retreat. A period of 30 days to write a haiku or tanka every day.

Today this is the tanka which I love to submit:

her chest moving
slow breathing in and out
I feel her warmth
at first sunlight embracing her
my wood against her thigh

© Chèvrefeuille

A nice warm and loving silent morning.

See you …

 

A New Name and Goal for Haiku Shuukan.

A new start of the former Haiku Shuukan WP weblog.

Carpe Diem's Tanka Splendor

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Dear Haijin, visitors and trvalers,

It is my pleasure to inform you that our former part of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family, Haiku Shuukan, is back in business. I have re-created this part of our CDHK Family to give a place to Tanka. From today on this part of the CDHK Family will be known as Carpe Diem’s Tanka Splendor after the special CDHK month Tanka Splendor in which I introduced the Ten Tanka Writing Techniques by Teika.

I hope to challenge you here often to create Tanka. I will post the first challenge later on this week as I am out of the nightshift.

Namaste,

Chèvrefeuille

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Carpe Diem Haiku Family Shadow Challenge #12 “the shadow-side of life”

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Dear friends,

I recently started to post again on one of our other Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family weblogs at WordPress and the first post after a long time on that weblog is a new shadows challenge.
Create a haiku or tanka themed “the shadow-side of life”.

Here I love to share a tanka for this “shadow” challenge:

her birthday
honoring my grandma –
the scent of Fresia
brings back sweet memories
I light a candle in front of her photo

© Chèvrefeuille

fresias

See you …