(g) different flights (5.18)

different flights

empty bird-feeder
refilled after days away;
did the birds miss me?

©JP/dh

Note: You know that saying ‘I need a vacation from my vacation’…
now to empty suitcases and do mounds of laundry…

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IK 393 for December 2016 wp

IK 393
Possessions

Multiplying;
Now matter
How much I
Give away the ‘stuff’
Settles

in corners,
there,
piles everywhere

though I have noticed more
empty
boxes – that is a good sign, right?

©JP/dh

Inspired by: put stuff away
From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.

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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: My Elfje; five line verse of 11 words and
line/syllable count; tau ku : 1/6, 2/2, 3/8 and or pi ku: 1/3, 2/1, 3/4
are my interpretations of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

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Just Karma 123 (f14) for June 2016 wp

Just Karma 123
frog adventures 14
(a haibun)

the rains that had held off; descended
a quick hop around the block
for a breakfast at a local eatery

where a studious lad conversed
his ambitions to be educated and counseled
by the Navy – that made kaeru smile

the rest of the trip home; through some rain
was mostly uneventful – even with the car radio malfunctioning;
kaeru’s pad – standing still; the grass taller…
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kaeru, looks in the
robin’s empty nest; the chicks
have hatched and are gone

©JP/dh
kaeru = in Japanese means both frog and returning.

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defining moments 1.15 CD 648

defining moments                         1.15
http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/01/carpe-diem-648-little-new-year.html

defining moments

celebrate payment
of debt, or honor an old
calendars’ change

perhaps ones luck does change true
when on the thirteenth ides fall

purse full, empty
perhaps it depends on the
luck of Little New Year

©JP/dh

Koshogatsu – A Time of Celebration (a little history from our host)

New Year is the largest, and perhaps the oldest celebration in Japan. Having both religious and secular associations, it is much like Christmas in Canada. In A.D. 604, the lunar calendar used in China was adopted for use by the Japanese government. This calendar had both a lunar component which regulated civic events and a solar component which was used for agricultural purposes. The new moon marked the beginning of the official months but date discrepancies existed between official celebrations and folk celebrations. Using the lunar calendar the New Year was to begin at the second new moon after the winter solstice. This was the “Great New Year” or shogatsu. At the full moon two weeks later, there was another celebration called “Little New Year” or koshogatsu. Traditionally, these dates would occur sometime from the end of January to the middle of February. However, when the government adopted the Gregorian calendar, shogatsu became associated with the first day of January and koshogatsu fell on the 15th of January.

Also an additional note: Word Origin and History for ides n. =
(plural) early 14c., “middle day of a Roman month,” from Old French Ides(12c.), from Latin idus (plural), a word perhaps of Etruscan origin. The 15 thof March, May, July, and October; the 13th of other months. “Debts and interest were often payable on the ides” [Lewis].

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spinal tap CD bonus GW 36

spinal tap CD GW 36 haiku noir

chalk lines flickered red
and blue along with the neon
words; empty and dark

at that hour the diner was
almost empty of gawkers

the witness shivered,
black cup of joe brought no warmth;
robbing her lipstick

she hadn’t seen anything;
and local Leo’s believed her

I could read crime scenes
and faces; and she was an
open book to me

I just had to read between
the lines to get to the truth…

©JP/dh

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/12/carpe-diem-ghost-writer-36-haiku-noir.html

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September 19; when more will be less

a renga
when more will be less

like freshly watered
new spring ivy, gayly creeping –
life that is seeping

from the tree, eases slowly
up the branch coloring leaves

changelings soon to fall
baring empty arms – reaching,
stretching to the sun


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August 20

renga:

magical music
grasshoppers violin plays
in the mist of dusk

echoing a fiddled waltz
expects only pairs of ears

in the mist of dusk
enchantment transforms empty
to a full moment

(inspired by this post from the Kosher Samuri…
http://koshersamurai.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/why-i-miss-the-south-part-5-the-tennessee-waltz/

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