Carpe Diem Special #73 (2)

Carpe Diem Special #73, Alexey Andreyev’s fourth, “day after Valentine’s”

Another attempt at this challenge ‘cos last time in my excitement,instead of writing a haiku in the same spirit and essence as that of the one below I wrote a Tan Renga-sigh!Thanks to our gracious host Kristjaan at CD,I get another chance at attempting this challenge.This is the haiku  written by Alexey Andreyev,which is to be used for inspiration:-)

 

day after Valentine’s –
red petals on the floor, and
a broom in the corner

(c) Alexey Andreyev

 My attempts at  new haiku in the same spirit as Alexey:-)

move over romance
Valentine’s day is over
routine life beckons

starry eyes no more
Valentine’s day has gone by
passion forgotten

(Atreyee)

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Carpe Diem Special #73

Carpe Diem Special #73, Alexey Andreyev’s fourth, “day after Valentine’s”

At CD,our host Kristjaan has chosen a haiku written by Alexey Andreyev,a Russian haiku-poet.Alexey is the  featured haiku-poet for this month.This fourth haiku is about Valentine’s day or more the day after.The challenge is  to write an all new haiku in the same sense, tone and Spirit as the one given.

day after Valentine’s –
red petals on the floor, and
a broom in the corner

(c) Alexey Andreyev

 

Here come my completions:-)

 

a familiar scent fading
old love letters on the floor

 

fashionable sunglasses
hiding damp eyes,broken heart

(Atreyee)

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Carpe Diem special-Hando

Carpe Diem Special #67, Hando’s 3rd ”sit in silence”

 

For this special challenge at CD,our amazing host Kristjaan has challenged us to write a haiku in the same spirit as tone as the one below by the wonderful haiku-poet Hando.

on the Snowmass slope
even the magpies on the fence 
sit in silence 
 
(c) Hando
 
These are my three attempts 🙂
 

Purity of the soul
speckled by dark thoughts
silent atonement

Blackbirds of cacophony
dotting the snowy landscape
contemplating

In the winter chill wearing
snow capes,conserving warmth,
dark shapes huddle

(Atreyee)

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Carpe Diem Special #64-Garry Gay’s “Touched”

Carpe Diem Special #64, Garry Gay’s fifth haiku “touched”

 

At Carpe Diem,the goal of this Special episode is to write a new haiku inspired on the one given by Garry Gay and to try to catch the same mood as the haiku by Garry Gay.

 

touched
in the darkness–
by a snowflake
 
(c) Garry Gay
 
 In my excitement I have written quite a few-hopefully they are in keeping with the essence of the beautiful Haiku by Garry:-)
 
 
Touched by stormy night
a leaf shivers
hugging the window pane
 
 

Touched by
stony silence
fragile heart breaks

 

 

Soft lips meet
moist in desire-
passion smolders

 

 

Eyes close in slumber
touched by
mother’s love

 

Nostalgia-
touches a chord
stirs a forgotten memory

 

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Carpe Diem Special- “Releases the moon”

Carpe Diem Special #56, O. Mabson Southard’s “releases the moon”

 

This week Carpe Diem’s  special requires us to write a new haiku/senryu in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one given by the featured haiku poet of the month,O. Mabson Southard. Southard wrote all his haiku in the classical 5-7-5 syllables-count, so our haiku has to follow that 5-7-5 syllables-count as well.

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This is the Haiku O.Mabson Southard wrote-

 

In the garden pool,

dark and still, a steppingstone

releases the moon.

 

This beautiful Haiku inspired me to write quite a few -here they are:-)

 

Silver Orb, dark clouds

Play hide and seek-silently

the placid pool sleeps

 

 

Skipping over the

flat stones,the moon stumbles-

falls into the pool.

 

 

When moon kisses the

stepping stones,the pool frowns

at this rendezvous

 

 

Untangling herself

from stepping stones in the pool

the moon smiles shyly

 

 

Fireflies light the way

as the moon gingerly walks

on the stepping stones

 

 

The pool’s stepping stones

dark knights in shining armour

Moon’s nightly saviour

 

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Carpe Diem Special

Carpe Diem Special #55, O. Mabson Southard’s “chanting, the pond’s frogs …”

 
 For this first Special of September  the following haiku by O. Mabson Southard has been chosen by Carpe Diem:
 
Chanting, the pond’s frogs …
among the lilies’ dark pads –
the twinkle of stars
 
Frogs have always been a favorite topic for haiku poets  and Southard is not without his frog haiku. These small creatures that are so often ignored in our busy day-to-day lives often fill the night with enchanting music. In this haiku, Southard is painting the image of the frogs’ song at night, with the stars splashed across the heavens and reflecting from the pond. (Source: Millikin University)
 
 The goal for the Specials is to write a haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one given. This month we have another challenge in the Specials. Southard wrote all his haiku in the classical 5-7-5 structure, so the inspired haiku has to follow that 5-7-5 syllable structure.
 
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Here is my  Haiku,wherein I tried to capture a little of  the  tone and spirit(hopefully), as expressed by O.Mabson Southard.
 

Opera of frogs _
Moonbeams waltz to the music
lotus pond applauds!

 

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