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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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 70 – Mystery & Dreams

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 70 – Mystery & Dreams

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 8

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “mystery & dreams” and write a tanka poem.

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

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

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

Copy and paste the link to 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 “mystery & dreams”.

landscape of magic
floating through the open air
mystery takes over
daily dreams surrounding me
rising up above the clouds

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 69 – Prepare & Surprises – 1 November 2017,  Thank you.

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

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.

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

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

Somawrites is a blog that is borne out of the need to prove, that one can actually escape their comfort zone if you put your mind to it

Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.

Sarah Whiley She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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 5

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 5

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.

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” 

― Louis L’Amour

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Also Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 22

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”.

choppy flood waters
sweeping away everything
alarming local humans

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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Also Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 21

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.

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 3

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 3

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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!)

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Also written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 20

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”.

Haiku Poetry

dark wet winter day
trees tilting wet roots caving
water shimmering

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 19

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 19

#NanoPoblano 2017

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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fog stayed all day long
evening approaching air cool
sheep feeding short grass
oh for a warm woolly coat
nature looks after its clan

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 2

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 18

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 18

#NanoPoblano 2017 – 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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winter oh so cold
water frozen into ice
no flowing downstream
brave not me to face the ice
rather sit beside the fire

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Also NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 1