Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

The final post for the 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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A lot of my posts about “life is beautiful” in winter has been quite disturbing about winter, but we have to be serious about winter it is not always beautiful, but us humans have found a way that our body does cope with the bad days and move on living the future.

Thanks, Kristjaan for the 30-day challenge I enjoyed it.

Happy days with the winter month fast approaching in many places in the world.

After all, spring is always just around the corner after winter.

A nice haiku poem to end the winter challenge.

spring is in the air
goodbye to a long winter
sun shining through trees

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 30

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 29

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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flooding frozen ice
breaking down in cool water
slippery walkway

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 29

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day. 13

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 28

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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spring is in the air
storm brewing from the southeast
stop the growth of grass
lambs will be arriving soon
never have lambing time right

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 28

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 12

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 27

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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adorable cat
walking gingerly on ice
paws feeling the cold

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 27

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 11

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 26

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 26

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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streets flooded downpour
vehicles going too fast
water enters homes

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

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 10

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 25

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 25

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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icicles hanging
clinging to gutter sprouting
strong pointed needles

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ –  Day 25

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NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 7 – Writing Quote

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 7

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 

― Anne Frank

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Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 24

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”.

ramps underwater
high river after a storm
humans enjoying

I have made the decision after a three months trial to discontinue the Weekly Haiku/Senryu Prompt Challenge.

Thanks to those that posted weekly I appreciated every one of you.

Bloggers that wrote for the Weekly Haiku/senryu Prompt Challenge – Week 13 – Survival & Life – 31 October 2017.

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

Vivian ZemsShe is living her passion – reading and writing.

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 6 – Writing Quote

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 6

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

― Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

My heart bleeds inside I have so many stories in my head not written, they never will be written as my head keeps blocking out my thought’s with numbness across my face. This quote tells my story.

For those that don’t know me, I have ACC Cancer.

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Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 23

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”.

foggy late morning
slows down traffic on the road
natures path warning

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 17

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 17

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”.

Going through Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 posts I see I missed out Day 17, so here it is a belated post if you can call it that.

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daytime travel warm
clouds coming in storm brewing
cool southerly breeze
make It a pleasure resting
watching the traffic go by

 

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

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 4

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 4

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

Today I’m sharing a quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 

― Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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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”.

Bussokusekika Poetry

rough sea waves warning
heavy clouds approaching fast
houses built high up
always ready for high tides
not always right for the winds
even balance with nature

Bussokusekika is a rare form of Japanese poetry that consists of six lines written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 mora pattern.

Mora Pattern is A unit of measure in quantitative verse; namely, the time taken up by a short syllable. A long syllable is equal to two morae.