Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 16 – Iris

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 16 – Iris

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 16 – Iris

beauty in a flower

nature provides warmth for growth

Iris flower is short

enjoy before it is gone

like your children leaving home

Monday Morning Melts 30 January 2017 – Ed Sheeran

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Monday Morning Melts 30 January 2017 – Ed Sheeran

#MondayMorningMelts

I’m now hosting Jade and Rosa “Monday Morning Melts.

This week’s “Monday Morning Melts”.

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill

Castle on the Hill” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the lead singles from his upcoming third studio album (2017), along with “Shape of You“.

The theme of the single surrounds Sheeran’s hometown of Framlingham, and he reminisces tales of ‘smoking hand-rolled cigarettes’ and getting ‘drunk [with] friends’ at this place.

As of 24 January 2017, the lyric video has amassed nearly 65 million views in a period of only 19 days.

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Ed Sheehan – Some of the Lyrics for Castle on the Hill

When I was six years old I broke my leg

I was running from my brother and his friends

And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down

I was younger then, take me back to when I

Found my heart and broke it here

Made friends and lost them through the years

And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I’ve grown

But I can’t wait to go home

I’m on my way

Driving at ninety down those country lanes

Singing to “Tiny Dancer”

And I miss the way you make me feel, and it’s real

We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes

Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends

Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don’t reckon that I did it right

But I…

Now for a Tanka poem prompted by Popular Music

popular 2017 songs

it is up to the public

views count for the songs

music been around for years

part of my life every day

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt.
  2. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts
  3. There are no word limits and no restrictions.
  4. Leave a link in the comments below.

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 15 – Newborn Calf

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 15 – Newborn Calf

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 15 – Newborn Calf

springtime  blossoming

newborn life is all around

nature provides warmth

thawing all the cold bodies

from the long winter solace

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 14 – Insects

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 14 – Insects

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 14 – Insects

two fragile insects

bumble bee is welcomed sight

the ladybird bug

keeping the earth blossoming

for survival of humans

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 13 – New Born Lambs

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 13 – New Born Lambs

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 13 – New Born Lambs

natures beauty lambs

born outside – fresh snow freezes

spring born lambs fragile

snow gets the better of me

who wants to lay in the snow

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 12 – SnowDrops

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 12 – SnowDrops

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 12 – Snowdrops

always nice to see

a happy field of snowdrops

waving smiling face

in the gentle frosty breeze

waiting for me to pick them

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 11 – Viola’s first Pansy in Spring

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 11 – Viola’s first Pansy in Spring

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 11 – Viola’s first Pansy in Spring

delicate pansy

viola first one in spring

soft easy damaged

face breaking out in a smile

happy to see such beauty

Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 10 – Goslings

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Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 – Fragile Beauty – Day 10 – Goslings

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai Welcoming the Spring Retreat 2017.

    The theme is “fragile beauty”.

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30 days of Tanka Poetry for prompt – Fragile Beauty – Day 10 – Goslings

sheltering younglings

do not have water proof feathers

fragile – rain would kill

just like a mother caring

life could be short if not loved

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) G.) Whispers of Rain

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) G.) Whispers of Rain

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 7-  Whispers of Rain

Welcome to the last episode of our special Theme Week in honor of Jane’s 80th birthday, queen of haiku and tanka. 

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whispers of beauty

always appears after rain

all around the world

reflected across water

smiling from heaven above

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 29 – Summer & Snow

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 29 – Summer & Snow

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “summer & snow” and write a tanka poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

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

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “ summer & snow”.

winter without snow
there would be no life at all
we need the water
for survival in summer
when nature forgets to rain

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 28 – “inspire & growth”. Thank you.

The Bag Lady

Rhyme in time Blog – Added it to the comments in my blog. It is below, nice one

Flowers in a vase

Gingham-pretty kitchen wall

Warm setting to brace

Let tea into my veins race

Then don oven mitts for the brawl

Monika Sharma Added it to the comments in my blog. This was her first time writing Tanka Poetry. Looking forward to her writing more.

Don’t believe in inspiration

Just one thought come to my mind

A new growth in mine

My growth will be others

A thought will become an inspiration

An inspiration to others.

Jacforsyth

Sara at “And so it Starts”

S. Writings

Lynn at Mad Hatter Poetry