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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Tangerine sun sinks behind live oaks dripping with musky Spanish moss wild gleam in agate eyes, Voodoo woman waits ‘til the time is right.
Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai cherished memories of better times and best friends all lost to me now. Reality or a mind's eye tweak — does it matter?