Suns

 

suns in each stillness

till new waves move the raindrops

in surprise

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #140, Kala Ramesh’s “morning prayers”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Neu! –
 

Nearby

 

nearby waves

lap the isles of the blest

so swim and swim and

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #656 Isle Of The Blessed (Hoorai), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s a song about Shangri-Las –
 

Stray

 

stray bits of seashell

old armour

in the laughing spray

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #14, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Beaches and sun were abolished in England by the Magna Carta, so here’s a California song.

Tempting Waves

 

tempting waves –

the old boat still needs

a little rest              (© Björn Rudberg)

 

in dry oars a beetle burrows

but shouldn’t stay          (Blake)

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #62, Björn Rudberg’s “tempting waves”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a haiku by Björn Rudberg of Björn Rudberg’s Writings was our inspiration and we were asked to take her hokku and add two lines in approximately 7/7 syllables, to create a two-person tanka, a tan renga. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.