Category Archives: Haiku

Lesson of the Snail

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: “… a nice haiku  in honor of Chèvrefeuille’s master, Matsuo Basho. And now it is up to us to add the 2nd stanza of this Tan Renga … have fun!” I bow to my master Matsuo Basho told me the way to watch a snail  © Chèvrefeuille experience a […]
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The Color of Lonely

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the “Big Five” haiku poets. As Buson started creating haiku he used his own way of writing, because he wasn’t a “fan” of Matsuo Basho (whom is seen as the “father of haiku”), but […]
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Soulless

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: The haiku for today is written by a not so renown haiku poet, Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927).   Wintry gusts: on the sardine still lingers the ocean’s color. © Akutagawa Ryunosuke a.k.a. Gaki (Tr.: Ueda) Yet his soulless eyes see through me — he knows my secrets. © The Abject Muse […]
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Sunday

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we have a new episode of our Tan Renga Challenge (TRC) Month May 2019.   sunday morning all the waves in white kneeling on the beach  © Jane Reichhold a baby starfish sits on the tip of my ring finger  © The Abject Muse    

Voodoo Woman

Tangerine sun sinks behind live oaks dripping with musky Spanish moss wild gleam in agate eyes, Voodoo woman waits ‘til the time is right.