Thursday, January 31, 2013

Haiku: Verdant

Fairy winds kissing
Erin’s verdant hills, whisper
"Ádh na nÉireannach"

Hill of Tara, Ireland

Pronounced: Awe nah Nay-ron-okh
Meaning: Luck of the Irish

Carpe Diem #110, Verdant

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

Fireworks May 2012
Minute Maid Park Houston, TX 

This week your challenge is to show off a few photographs of the Chinese Element of Fire.
Fire/Summer: Heat, Light, Lava, Radiation, Sparks, Plasma, Explosions, Burn, Blaze, Oil, Ash, Smoke, Glass, Napalm, Sun, Matter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Haiku: Early Blossom

Yellow Peekaboo
Early Blossoming Jonquil
Signaling Springtime

A Time of Renewal
Wind Blows Though Dewy Grasses
Flowers Awaken


The weather has been positively springlike this week, highs in the 80's, lows in the 60's, and now rainy. Still early for Jonquils and Daffodils. I don't even know if they grow in this area...wishful thinking for an early spring.

HuMpDaY Haiku

Join the fun!

Wishcasting Wednesday: What Nourishment Do You Wish For?

Wishcasting Wednesday by Jamie Ridler with today’s question: What Nourishment Do You Wish For?

I wish for balanced nourishment. You think you're being healthier, but you go too far and may have ended up creating another problem. Ugh! Balanced Nourishment!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Haiku: Birdsong

bird god of jazz sings
sweet saxophone melody

"Bird Lives"
(sculpture of Charlie "Bird" Parker)
by Robert Graham (sculptor), 1999

trumpet solo wails 
tribute honoring yardbird
ultimate birdsong

Trumpet player Maynard Ferguson
Plays my favorite version of 'Birdland'
written homage of Charlie Parker's NY Jazz Club

Carpe Diem #108, Birdsong

I immediately thought of one of my favorite jazz tunes, "Birdland," when I saw today's prompt. So I hope you enjoyed my take on a little birdsong today.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Haiku: Evening Sun

On dusky canvas
Evening sun paints cloudy sky
Orange and yellow

Shadowed trees framing
Nature's twilight masterpiece
For all to see

Today's Special has two wonderful haiku written by Shiki. To inspire your own:

tsuridoko ni irihi mori kuru shigemi kana

the evening sun
filters through the undergrowth
onto the hanging bed


rai harete ichiju nu yuki semi no koe

the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping 

For the Love of Haiku 20: Fantasy Trip

For The Love Of Haiku 20
Fantasy bells ring
Begging you to take the trip
Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Weathered Water

Morning clouds
Hiding wet skyscrapers
City snoozing until afternoon
Hyatt Hotel in downtown in fog.
Houston, Texas

Water droplets
Playfully taking shots
Letting thunder enjoy moments

Mosquitoes’ feast
Devouring sandaled kids
Playing in puddled remainders

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Haiku: Kindertransport

Great Britain: The children of Polish Jews from the region between
Germany and Poland on their arrival in London on the "Warsaw".
Photographed February 1939
Rescue the children
Darkness of war is coming
They are the future

Kindertransport-The Kindertransport was a rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. 

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Carpe Diem #107, Children
Haiku Heights #206 - Rescue

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Full Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon rising high
I hunger for adventure

January Full Moon Dream Board: The Full Wolf Moon asks: “What are you Hungry For? I'm hungry for some adventure... 

Six Word Saturday

Genetics to blame for toe pain

Friday, January 25, 2013

Where does the soul go?

Helix Nebula "Eye of God"

Cat's Eye Nebula

"Where does the soul go?"
Discovery through science
More by faith and art

A thousand eyes search
For the soul's Atlantis
Through vastness of night

By brightness of day
Philosophers Endeavor
Answers unyielding

Love's great Challenger
Never ending search for signs
Heart and mind diverge

Dying with light's end
Enterprise at last answered
"Where does the soul go?"


Carpe Diem #105, Eyes

Weeping Nile

Temple of Isis in Philae, Egypt

Flooding river
Brokenhearted shores weep
Lover, husband- not forgotten

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fib: Silky

J. Ryan Roberts
hot wata
it's time for a scrub
date night, silky smooth legs, ta-da

Fibonacci Haiku Style: The Fib as it's commonly known, is an experimental Western form of poetry following the Fibonacci sequence. Typically 6 lines, 20 syllables, in the sequence: 1/1/2/3/5/8.

Carpe Diem #104, Silk

Birds Singing of Spring in the Trees

Bird nest in the back yard.
The birds were flying and singing all over this weekend.
They can't wait for  Spring

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

What Element am I? I'm a Wood element!

Color: Blue-Of course
Symbol: Dragon-Awesome 
Season: Spring-Can't wait
Day: Thursday-I was born on a Thursday, sweet
Planet: Jupiter-Rock on

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish for your home?

Wishcasting Wednesday by Jamie Ridler with today’s question: What do you wish for your home?

Some kind of writing or art desk...

May all the other wishers delight their home wishes come true.

Haiku: Odin's Paradise


Odin's paradise
Over heather bathed heathland
Orkney spirits call

Valhalla's wreathed gates
Past violet heath wasteland
Honored souls received

 Revisit legends
Fabled Berserker prowess
Warrior, Lover

Wild eyed wolf brother 

Defeating fire and iron
Odin's chosen few

I heart lore of old

Tales of ancestral heathland
Odin's paradise

Carpe Diem #103, Heath (provided by Bjorn Brudberg)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Haiku: Peacock

Peacock Ore - Bornite (Cu5FeS4)
Magic Peacock Ore
Dispel negativity
With this simple spell

Peacock Ore on Crown 
Fluorite on Solar Plexus
Healing Quartz in hand

White light flowing head to toe

Carpe Diem Special #18, Shiki's 'The Peacock'
I was looking for a nice peacock picture, found this beauty and ended up going in a totally different direction with this.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Haiku: Sweet Memories Fade

Sweet memories fade
Fairytales become nightmares
Lovers torn apart

FTLOH- 19 (See the picture here)

Spring Time Please

Winter chills
I can bear no more
Come to me
Spring time please
Impatiently I await
Flowers and sunshine

This concludes my 21 days of poetry (not including all the extra haikus). I will continue the poetry writing, but my time will be limited. The past three weeks have allowed me to develop a creative poetry habit and to explore different forms of poetry. I think my favorite are the Triolet andVillanelle. Perhaps once Spring classes are over I will attempt this again in the summer for a longer period.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Vision pilgrim
Traveling with fairies
Delighting in worlds uncharted

Haiku: Bamboo at Dusk

RED PANDA (Ailurus fulgens)
©Taronga Zoo / GETTY IMAGES
Feasting on bamboo
Solo red panda at dusk
Not willing to share

Carpe Diem #101, Bamboo
Haiku Heights #205 - Dusk

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Haiku Angel

Duerme conmigo
Angel bajo la luna
La noche dulce

Carpe Diem #100, Angels

Six Word Saturday

Cardinal Nation remembers baseball's perfect knight

Haiku: Love Story

An introduction
Leads to blossoming romance
Tale yet to be told

Long distance lovers
Open road sees more than most
Reaching for your heart

Arched city awaits
Lover's proposal in Spring
With red birds watching

Hearts bound in held hands
Lovers unite on white bridge
Promises whispered

Magnolia Plantation Charleston, SC
October 18, 2008

Fairy Enchantment

Artist Pol Ledent "magic trees"

Magic Trees
Red and Violet
Light the Night
Nature’s Joy
Forest Animals Dancing
Fairy Enchantment

Friday, January 18, 2013

Haiku Friday: Collection of My Janurary Twitter Haikus

On a deck of cards
Dissectible minutiae
Reveal a cheater


Today’s itinerary
Simply visit the
Rocky cliffs penultimate


An alpha’s obsessive path
Legacy wasted


Noisome fumes form to
Fill a crowded theatre
Do not holler fire


Nothing personal


Recondite eigenvalues
Causing me headaches


The turn of the screw
Otherworldly orchestra’s
New composition


Graceful patience leads
To spicy basiation
Well worth the waiting


Not remaining nice
Lenocinant disclosure
Above market price


New pet will not stop
Argumentative parrot
Makes an endless night


Play the dating game
Find a match in sea of souls
Colletic couple


Musty palimpsest
A late hallucination
Bedlam ullagones


Beautiful ruins
Ganosis on  bronze quickhatch
Just skillful cropper


A photo album
Lascivious appendix
Not stuffy, work shy


Irises hearts ache
For summer beyond winter
Warmth of  sunshine soul


Scrambled connections
Quixotically insane
Cradle fragile shoat


Fibonacci Style Haikus

Kelpie’s home
Across the wroth sea 
an imaginary country


factor of
macromancy is
the heaviness of gravity


Light tonight
For one hand no sleep 
Negative waves circumvented


and move to a new beach condo


time sniffers 
with a neckerchief 
lying on the factory floor


in bed 
besot dose 
imbibe sugar pill 
an concomitant impostor


Due to no
Natural causes

Haiku: Wish Made

Sun and moon retreat
Fire steaks across the night sky
Eyes shut tight, wish made

Carpe Diem's Imagination, a new feature. The goal of this new feature is 'to paint the picture with words',

Angel Bajo la Luna

Angel bajo la luna
Duerme tranquilamente
Espera mañana

Cama de fauna
Acostado cómodamente
Angel bajo la luna

Belleza reclina
Soñando dulcemente
Espera mañana

Regalos de Serena
Concediendo generosamente
Angel bajo la luna

La noche reina
Sonríe serenamente
Angel bajo la luna
Espera mañana

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Haiku: Circus

Amaluna showing Montreal June 2012

Friends out on the town
Blue and yellow striped big top
Bienvenue au cirque

A tale of lovers
With acrobatic delights
Montreal's famed cirque

Kooza showing in Houston September 2012

White tent, hot summer
Cool off under the big top
High wire fanning

Rolling silhouettes
Contortionists become art 
Birthday circus treat