Seven Days Seven Photos Challenge Before & After

Seven Days, Seven Black & White Photos Challenge Before & After

This post shows the Before and After of the Photos, I used in the 7 Days 7 B&W Photos Challenge.

Day 1

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Landscape trees

  Landscape trees from the veranda of my country home.

Day 2

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Basket of wild blackberries 

Day 3

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Possum Damage

Possum Damage to the lemon tree, it was kind enough to leave me the juice. 

Day 4

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Stacked Blackwood for the winter fire drying out. 

Day 5

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Red Maple in my country home garden

Day 6

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Late autumn river landscape with calves  watching me beside the house

Day 7

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Pink Sweet William Flowers

    Pink Sweet William Flowers in my country home garden.

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 2

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 2

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

Winter morning

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a winter morning
sparkling bright lanterns glowing
warming up the air
waiting for weather to break
so tired of the cold weather

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 11 – Bright & Colorful

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Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 11 – Bright & Colorful

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “bright & colorful” or just one or the other, write a Haiku or Senryu poem.

Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.

There is much more to haiku than the made-up 5/7/5 version.

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku – Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

You can write your haiku or senryu poem any way you like not necessary the 5/7/5 version.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished Haiku or Senryu in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks as I receive them.

My Haiku or Senryu Poem  – using the word “bright & colorful”.

feeling the freedom
bright colorful scenery
nature at its best

Bloggers that wrote for the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 10 – Plants & Fresh Air – 10 October 2017 – Thank you.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Miriam writes great poetry she left a Haiku/Senryu poem in my comments this week if any of you {my readers} would like to do that, please do.

Henrietta WatsonShe loves reblogging, looking for ideas for writing, check her blog out.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 1

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 1

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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berries chilled and firm
withstanding natures harsh air
food for a cold bird
ice among the leafless trees
chilled my feet as I walked by

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Carpe Diem #1277 Sacred Sanctuary (by Peter Crowley)

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Carpe Diem #1277 Sacred Sanctuary (by Peter Crowley)

In a new episode for this month’s celebration. Today we have a nice musical composition by Peter Crowley, his style is somewhat out of the ordinary because he uses a lot of different kinds of music.

Peter Crowley calls this kind of music “epic Asian adventure music” so it has a nice connection with our beautiful Japanese poetry.

Free as the wind

feeling the freedom
flying birds gliding slowly
controlling your mind

Short Tale Challenge #7 – Museum Facts

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Short Tale Challenge #7 – Museum Facts

“Each Tuesday, Edwin Ronald Lambert will be putting up a prompt and you can simply publish a post on your own blog responding to the prompt.

The task is to write a short tale in no more than 100 words.”

Today’s prompt is “Museum”

Facts – Museum

According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.

The purpose of modern museums is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public.

Early museums began as the private collections of wealthy individuals, families or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts.

Types of museums vary, from large institutions, covering many categories, to very small institutions focusing on a specific subject, location, or a notable person.

Roles associated with the management of a museum largely depend on the size of the institution, but every museum has a hierarchy of governance with a Board of Trustees serving at the top.

Carpe Diem #1276 Tranquil

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Carpe Diem #1276 Tranquil

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, trip along memory-lane goes today along one of those special features. It was a feature in which he introduced haiku by renown and unknown haiku poets. That special feature was titled “Sparkling Stars” and the prompt comes from one of the episodes in autumn 2014. (You can find that episode HERE)

The title of this episode is extracted from a haiku by Koyu-Ni,

Koyu-Ni was (as e.g. Chiyo-Ni) a Buddhistic nun (as can be seen at her name “ni” stands for “female monk”.) There aren’t many haiku known by her.

hana chirite shizuka ni narinu hito-gokoro

the blossoms have fallen:
our minds are now
tranquil

[…] Koyu-Ni died in 1782, her family name was Matsumato. She is one of the more prominent woman poets of the Edo period. She learned haiku from Songi the First. […]

Chevrefeuille translated this haiku:

tranquility –
finally I have found peace,
blossoms have fallen

© Koyu-Ni (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

The feeling of tranquility.

Life and dead are living together just on a thin line of silk, so close to one another, but that’s the circle of life, the beauty of Mother Nature. This is what haiku is … writing about nature and mankind as being part of its beauty.

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My Haiku on Tranquility – below it, two lines for a tanka poem

nature at its best
before the blossoms fall down
clear the mind reset

thats inward tranquility
purest moment of freedom

Carpe Diem Time Glass #1 re-start

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Carpe Diem Time Glass #1 re-start

“Time Glass”. The goal is to create haiku or tanka inspired on a theme within 24 hours.

As you all know haiku is an impression of a moment, as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into the water.

That short time can help you to create your haiku (or tanka) based on that single moment.

That theme can be a haiku, a tanka, a waka, an image or just a word  And for the “restart” of this feature, I have chosen a haiku to inspire you.

And here is Chevrefeuille haiku to help find an inspiration:

a little verse
lighted a fire in my heart
addicted to love

My Image for inspiration

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Re-Start Haiku poem

a perfect white rose
gesture of remembrance
joy light and glory

Weekend Writing Prompt #24 – Shadows

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Weekend Writing Prompt #24 – Shadows

To Participate in Sammi Cox Challenge, use the link above.

 Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below. 

The prompt – Shadows

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in exactly 113 words that begin in the photo above.  Where you go from there is up to you.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku inspired by the word prompt.

late autumn shadows
spread over freshly cut grass
brings winter closer