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 [...]

Beach Diamonds to Art Deco

For this Renga With Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has chosen six (6) haiku from her online Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku". Here are the haiku to work with: beach diamonds a new day crystallized in sunny surf foam colony of seagulls scrapping over yesterday's French fries.   white pussy willows above a muddy swollen river fat [...]

Heart Grief

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai :This haiku (or maybe more a senryu) isn't really easy to work with, so this will be a "real" challenge to make the Tan Renga complete. who is it that grieves, the wind blowing through his beard, for late autumn?  (c) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth) broken heart will break again over [...]