After a hiatus of few months,am back .So happy to see the CD community thriving under the able guidance of our gracious host Kristjaan.This week he has chosen the haiku below,composed by Managua of “Fresh From a Hermit’s Forest”.The challenge is to write/compose a second stanza (classical 7-7 syllables) towards the given haiku.
let the ravens come
let them smile as they pick the flesh
from the battlefield (Managua)
And here is my completion
Power hungry men huddle
conspiring against world peace (Atreyee)
At CD,our amazing host Kristjaan has come up with this interesting write up about our journey in life and beyond-yes,reincarnation.He has used Paulo Coelho’s “Aleph” as an example Well,I really do not know if I believe in an afterlife-rebirth–I don’t think I do.I think whatever we do,we have to pay for it in this very life -Karma is the key.But,if I were to be born again,I hope it will be a good life again:-)So this was a difficult challenge for me.This is my Haiku on this theme-
No past lives,I travel light
my Karma holds me aloft
Have missed a lot of fun challenges on CD in the last 3 weeks or so but trying to pick up the threads now.At CD,our fantastic host Kristjaan has kept everyone busy and creatively active:-) For this Tan Renga challenge he has chosen the following lovely Haiku.
a breeze turns leaves over
(c) Nicole the Local Artist
lost in fantasy,eyes dream of
white knights in shining armour
beckons- sadly,no takers
kids busy with mobile apps
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #23, ” into the sea “
At CD,our wonderful host Kristjaan has once again chosen this lovely starting haiku by Jane Reichhold for completion of Tan Renga.
melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright
(c) Jane Reichhold
lovers rendezvous under
gossamer dreams,starry eyed
Carpe Diem’s Little Ones #8, ”Cinquain”
At Carpe Diem,our host Kristjaan has set us a new challenge-to write a cinquain. This is what he says about this challenge.
“At its most basic level, ‘cinquain’ simply means a stanza (or poem) with five lines. However, the word also refers to either of two more specific types of five-line poems. The first type is usually centered to give it a diamond shape and has the following format:
First line: a one-word subject or title.
Second line: two adjectives which describe the subject.
Third line: three verbs relating to the subject.
Fourth line: four words forming a phrase, sentence, or set of feelings relating to the subject.
Fifth line: one word which summarizes the poem or restates the subject.
The second and more traditional type is simpler and requires only that the pattern of syllables per line in the poem is 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.”
This was a really tough one and I hope I have understood and followed the rules correctly.This is my first attempt at writing this form of poetry.I have tried both the types 🙂
to accept the final
not so easy
unshed tears empty arms,
a longing -watching,waiting for
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #22, JRB’s “The Sweetest of Dreams”
For this week’s Tan Renga challenge at CD ,our gracious host Kristjaan has chosen this lovely haiku by JRB of Five-Seven-Five.
the sweetest of dreams
flowing like silk on her skin
sharp intake of breath
Here is my completion.
passionate kisses,eyes close
her lips part in ecstasy
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXIX Moondustwriter’s ”I Hear You Speak”
The exciting Tan Renga challenge at CD is reaching its conclusion and this time our wonderful host Kristjaan has chosen another lovely Haiku-by Leslie Moon:-)
I hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
(c) Leslie Moon
echoes of my past strain to
meet- tomorrow’s melody