Carpe Diem – #1038 – Snow
Today’s quote is by Lewis Caroll (1832-1898)
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” Lewis Caroll
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Tanka Poetry – Quote for Inspiration – Snow
tracks running through snow
see the fun that children have
not aways welcomed
some young animals born die
leave it to mother nature
Carpe Diem – #1037 – Pleasure
Today’s quote is by Lord Byron (1788-1824) to inspire you:
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron
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For writers who find haiku too plain and lacking in emotion, the tanka is a great way to express feelings and let your love live. The trick is to not sound sentimental and this is usually done by anchoring the thought in the reality of the natural world.
Credit for the above Quote
Tanka Poetry – Quote for Inspiration – Pleasure
take care with your life
pleasure is a mental state
love and surroundings
remember your younger days
carefree days without tension
The Challenge words for
Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge 111 – Rhyme & Reason
Guidelines are simple.
I use a picture for my poetry as “Haiku Poetry” in English is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.
vintage nursery rhyme
reason we don’t know any
times have changed them all
Carpe Diem – #1036 – Mountain
Today’s quote is by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), an American poet:
Here is the quote to inspire you:
“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” Theodore Roethke
Tanka Poetry – Quote for Inspiration – Mountain
there are many more valleys
than the eye can see
every mountain has a path
I would rather stay right here
Carpe Diem – #1035 – The Colors of the Spirit
Here is your quote to inspire you:
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tanka Poetry Using the above Quote for Inspiration – The colors of the spirit
blue sky life is good
the colors of the spirit
if clouds are forming
the true sign of growth and life
red stands for fire so beware
Carpe Diem – #1034 – Let the Rain Kiss You
Today’s quote is by the African-American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) a wonderful and gifted poet and author.
Here is the quote for your inspiration:
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” Langston Hughes
Tanka Poetry Using the above Quote for Inspiration – Let the rain kiss you.
Young couple walking
Umbrella held overhead
No kiss needed here
Just let the cool rain kiss you
Magic moment will appear
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