Monthly Archives: May 2016

a stupa

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 22nd: “on a windless day” by Cheryl Lynn (a.k.a. Tournesol)

on a windless day
six circles take shape
a pebble skips                              (Tournesol)

sweet memories rise up
smiles and tears in battle              (Chèvrefeuille)

I always admire Cheryl’s works ! She is an admirable poetess . having known each other for a long time , I could imagine her thoughts when I see this haiku / hokku .
now , here is my attempt to heighten Cheryl’s hokku :

on a windless day
six circles take shape
a pebble skips                              (Tournesol)

a few balancing stones
admire the skipping one
(milan)

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photo ( my pic )

for,
chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.in/2016/05/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-month_22.html

the boy and the dragonfly

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #80: Memory Lane: Utabukuro (or poem bag)

dragonflies are very common in our native place . sometimes they will ” wash ” their tails on streams and lakes . when we were young we put a string and a piece of paper in a dragonfly’s tail and watched it fly .
A few months back I saw a dried dragonfly ‘s shell clutching a dried  hibiscus branch ….. ! I was shocked …. and suddenly remembered why one of my favourite poetess Chiyo-ni wrote about her departed son using the dragonfly as a kigo .

I wonder in what fields today
He chases dragonflies in play
My little boy who ran away

© Chiyo- no

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photo ( my pic )

dried dragonfly shell
lulls the departed boy
playground of heaven

milan rajkumar

for,
chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.in/2016/05/carpe-diem-tokubetsudesu-80-memory-lane.html