Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first Carpe Diem Special of September 2016. This month our featured haiku poetess is Dolores from Ada's Poetry Alcove. Dolores was the winner of the last kukai "prayers" with the following haiku:
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
On her Google + account she says the following about herself in tanka-form:
Words are like pennies to me;
bright and shiny.
Discontent to be left jingling
within my pocket.
They must be spent.
Dolores is a very gifted poetess and she is one of the first participants of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. She started with haiku, but she also writes tanka.
For this first CD Special I have chosen a tanka for your inspiration. She created this tanka inspired on music by Karunesh titled Calling Wisdom.
Here is her tanka to inspire you:
bring memories of childhood
seeking for chestnuts
between colorful leaves