Thursday, February 28, 2013

Haiku: Risshun (coming of Spring)

March in like a lamb
So goes the coming of Spring
Out like a lion

In like a lion
So goes the coming of Spring
March out like a lamb 

Carpe Diem #133, Risshun (coming of Spring)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors

I have for you today a painting I painted late last summer at one of those vino classes during a girls night out. I didn't exactly follow the instructions and so my painting turned to have purple flowers instead of blue and looks to have a background of fire instead of that blurred.Colors: Yellow, Orange, Red, Violet

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors (must have at least 4 strong colors)

Haiku High-Q

Tweetspeak Poetry just posted this fun infographic all about haiku. Have fun!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wishcasting Wednesday: How Do You Wish to Nourish Your Self?

Wishcasting Wednesday by Jamie Ridler with today’s question: How Do You Wish to Nourish Your Self?

With healthy wholesome food, with a nice relaxing massage, and a hair cut.

Haiku: Butterfly
Butterfly returns
To same Mexican fir tree
Winter Siesta

Dreams of warmer days
Quenches orange and black thirst

Carpe Diem Special #24, Butterfly by Chiyo-Ni

HuMp DaY Haiku - Dreams of warmer days

This week’s theme is: Quench

Join the fun!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Haiku

Strangers meet 
Beneath shimmering lights
Secrets shared

A signal red rose
Says pass on by to the spy
Secrets wait to bloom

Monday, February 25, 2013

Haiku: Caterpillar

"Stupid girl."
The hookah smoke asks,
"Who are you?"

Forgotten Flowers

Summer’s promising starlets
Dancing for water
Singing out for salvation
Forgotten flowers

Beneath the hot sun spotlight
Writhing white petals
Summer’s promising starlets

A garden mirage
The flower gypsies create
Dancing for water

Beckoning your attention
To hear their voices
Singing out for salvation

Victims of the heat
Sway to the summer’s swan song
Forgotten flowers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Full Snow Moon

Snow moon rises high
Warmth of family and friends calls
Sending chills away

February Full Moon Dream Board: The Full Snow Moon asks, “What desires lie deep within?”
Who doesn't desire to seek warmth with family and friends as the chilly winds winter winds howl, or maybe we've been hibernating all winter long, as the weather warms we can venture out and see our friends again.

Mermaid Wishes

to be
more than this
more than just mermaid
trapped swimming beneath the sea waves
i wish to walk among the gardens of royalty
i wish to dance to the music of drum and guitar
to sing with the birds in spring time
bathe in the warm sun
with my all
heart soul

The Sunday Mini-Challenge ~ 14-Liners
Today's 14 liner challenge from 'the imaginary garden with real toads' doesn't necessarily have to be a sonnet, which I'm no good at, so I have for you a 14 line Fibonacci sequence. The first 14 lines follow the Fibonacci sequence syllable wise, and the next 7 follow the sequence in reverse. 1/1/2/3/5/8/13/13/8/5/3/2/1/1

the imaginary garden with real toads

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Six Word Saturday 2/23

tree's green gives away early spring

Haiku: Forsythia

early spring garden
golden forsythia blooming
laughter fills the air

Carpe Diem #129, Forsythia

Friday, February 22, 2013

Haiku: Castle

<a href="">via Wikimedia Commons</a>
Bartolomeo Pedon 
[Public domain or Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

The battle field calls
In the moonlight, unguarded 
Castle tower falls


Carpe Diem #128, Castle

Excalibur Rise

Hear our troubled cries
Excalibur rise
Great Merlin the wise
is pleased to advise
the fight
Against enemy lies
infiltrating spies

To join our allies
We take to the skies
last light
A hero's reprise
no time for goodbyes
good knight
Excalibur rise
Hear our troubled cries

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Haiku: Rouge Flower

rouge flower
runs from the altar
shedding tears

Runaway Bride

Carpe Diem Special #23, Rouge Flower

Our Chiyo-Ni haiku for this Special is:

koborete wa tada no mizunari beni no tsuyu

the dew of the rouge flower
when it is spilled
is simply water

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Colors of Red, White or Red and White together

Here are some photos I took last weekend in Corpus Christi at the USS Lexington which was hit by a kamikaze plane from Japan during World War II.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Colors of Red, White or Red and White together


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Haiku: Courage

with heart unfailing,
with courage of a lion,
we journey to oz

Haiku: llama

demon llama
possessed by an emperor
evil oxen

HuMp DaY Haiku - Llama

Join the fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Haiku: Hope

within lies magic
ruby red slippers of hope
may bring you back home

Monday, February 18, 2013

Haiku: Wisdom

The Wizard of Oz
Scarecrow & Dorthy
having a brain
does not give you wisdom
my straw-filled friend

Carpe Diem #125, Wisdom

That's why the tramp is a lady

I get too hungry, for the latest diet fad
I don’t go to the store scantily clad
I never bother with the raving mad
That's why the tramp is a lady

I don't like to make a scene and a fuss
Won't throw my friends under the bus
Won't throw a tantrum and cuss
That's why the tramp is a lady

I like to dress nice and wear makeup
Just a little
I'm pale, it's OK
Hate all the drama, theatrical dustup
That's why the tramp is a lady

With all the crazy realty TV of so-called high society acting all crazy, I thought it fitting to twist this classic song, The Lady is a Tramp, which at the time was commentary of the snobbish high society be too goody-goody. How far we've fallen. My favorite version is by my favorite singer, Miss Ella Fitzgerald:


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Haiku

My sweet sugar-belle
I love you more than sunshine
Real life fairytale

Carpe Diem #124, Bell


Six Word Saturday 2/16

In honor of President's Day...

"Our God is a forgiving God."

-George H. W. Bush