Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 16

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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chilled body waiting
train coming along the line
fog setting down low
not a day to see the view
rather cuddle by the fire

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

Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 13 – Survival & Life

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Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 13 – Survival & Life

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Simple Guidelines.

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

Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is a 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 a 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 “survival & life”.

sturdy buildings stand
tree fighting for survival
life is a challenge

Bloggers that wrote for the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Enjoying & Water – 24 October 2017. Thank you

Mary Rose is the owner of Cactus Haiku she enjoys writing Haiku – Senryu poetry, have a look at her poetry, I think you will enjoy them.

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

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 15

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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sun setting gold glow
snow covered ground tinted gleams
cool air no melt there
another day to enjoy
our life very beautiful

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

Carpe Diem #1292 Winds of Conquest (BrunuhVille)

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The last musical prompt for October 2017, in which Kristjaan is celebrating his fifth anniversary of Carpe Diem Kai.

Today we have another beautiful composition by our young Portuguese composer BrunuhVille.

I think this is a beautiful composition, it’s called Epic Fantasy Music. And it sounds epic if I may say so.

leaves fall
only bare branches remain
wind has won

© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)

My inspiration for a tanka poem after listening to BrunuhVille music.

strong flute echoing
whispering tunes in the breeze
breathtaking music
ripples are stronger than me
holding my breath in surprise

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 14

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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raging flood waters
wiping everything away
natures powerful force
leaving a mess behind it
breaking down the human spirit

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

Weekend Writing Prompt #26 – Wishes

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Weekend Writing Prompt #26 – Wishes

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 – Wishes

Challenge

The challenges this week are all about brevity:

Prose Challenge – Tell us a story about “three wishes” in 200 words.

Poetry Challenge – Write a cinquain on the theme of wishes.

Cinquain Poem

wishes
thou shall not share
happiness will not come true
an old wives tale from ancient times
believe

A cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 13

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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dark clouds floating in
loud thunder in the distant
warning from above

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

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 12

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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children playground white
prepared for wonderland fun
happiness waiting

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

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 11

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 11

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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late winter storm stirs
feeling the warmth in the air
life is beautiful

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

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 10

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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Senryu Poem

fishing off the pier
dangerous wild winter scene
angry waves cause deaths

My thought’s – Life is not always beautiful, winter can be a very cruel season.

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