Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rainbow Bridge

Published for: Carpe Diem, seize the day!

Today the prompt for Carpe Diem is Rainbow (reprise) and it's the start of a whole week prompts on the rainbow and the colors of the rainbow. But what is a rainbow?

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth\’s atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arc and violet on the inner section. Rainbows can be observed whenever there are water drops in the air and sunlight shining from behind at a low altitude angle.

rainbow bridge
bridges the highway to heaven
knocking on heaven's door

'can I walk that bridge?'
the little child points to the rainbow
ah! such an imagination

Cool! Nice imagery I think. Well ... I loved writing this one on rainbow. See you next time.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Poets United's Wonder Wednesday #7

Published and shared with: Poets United's Wonder Wednesday

Today is Halloween and Poets United's Wonder Wednesday has 'wicked' for prompt. A delicious prompt for Halloween I think. Wicked I know it's a musical. I haven't seen this musical, but what I have heard about it is great. So maybe ... I will go to see it.

'Wicked' ... hm ... witches, kobolds, wizards, imps all creatures of Halloween so it must be easy to write a post for this weeks Wonder Wednesday ... Well I am a haiku poet so this post will contain haiku. Let's go do some haiku composing on 'wicked'.

the wicked witch
giggles while riding
her broomstick

skyclad dancing
in the light of Hunter's Moon
on the moonlit heath

pumpkin head
sways above the foggy heath
the cry of an owl

'trick or treat'
a bunch of fairytale creatures
at my front door

A wonderful set of haiku if I may say that (how immodest), but I enjoyed writing this set on wicked. Thank you Poetss United for hosting this Wonder Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Behind the window

For Carpe Diem Special Prompt #5

Special Prompt #5
Today we have the last Special Prompt for Carpe Diem's October month. This month I shared haiku by Basho and the one for today is:

in one house
prostitutes lie down to sleep
bush clover and the moon

Basho wrote this when he was at an Inn along his Narrow Road to the Deep North. And a pair of nuns asked him and his companion Sora if they may travel with them for a while. Basho refushed that and wrote this haiku afterwards.

It's a very delicate theme he uses, but ... prostitution is of all times heh.

In Japan prostitution is forbidden, but the government looks the other way and tolerates it. To write another haiku inspired at the one by Basho and in the same spirit as Basho will not be easy.

late night walk
hookers behind windows -

Hunter's Moon

Hm ... I love this scenery. Is it in Basho's Spirit?

Another one:

behind the window
in the Red Light district
love for sale

Not bad either. Can I write another one? I will try ... maybe a classical one ... counted ...

love for money
sailors drunken as hell
giggling prostitutes

Not a totally counted verse, missing a few syllables, but I think this one is in the same spirit as the one by Basho.

Well ... so far our Carpe Diem Special Prompts by Basho. Next month the Special Prompts are haiku written by Kobayashi Issa.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Fly like an eagle

For Carpe Diem's flying

Our New Logo for Carpe Diem's November
fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
living my dream

Himalayan peaks
stretching out to heavens
high above the Earth

flying high
praying and chanting "Om Mane"
over the mountains

See you next time.

Hunter's Moon

Credits: Hunter's Moon

late night walk
under the Hunter's Moon
a fox crosses my path

© Chèvrefeuille

2018 July Re-published on Carpe Diem's Summer Retreat 2018