Monday, August 24, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #163 Lolly's fifth a peony bush (tanka)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's my pleasure to present to you Laura Williams' (a.k.a. Lolly) fifth CD Special. Lolly is the winner of our second kukai "summertime" and the following tanka I extracted from her E-book "Lovely Things". It's one of her published tanka (a Spring tanka) and it's a beauty. Lolly is a very gifted poetess and I am honored that she is part of our CDHK family.

The goal of this CD Special is to write/compose an all new haiku (or tanka) inspired on Lolly's given poem.

a peony bush
heavy with flowers ...
trying to pick
from a long list of names
for the full spring moon

© Laura Williams (a.k.a. Lolly of Lovely Things)

Credits: Peony bush

Here is my attempt inspired on the tanka:

pink flowers bloom
between green dewy leaves
a double peony

© Chèvrefeuille

Not a very strong one, but I like it.

This CD Special is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until August 27th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, a new Tokubetsudesu episode, later on. For now ... be inspired and share your all new haiku (or tanka) with us all, of course you also may respond with a haiku or tanka from your archives.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful picture. Mine always are so heavy they topple over.

    peony blossoms
    crown foliage with splendor
    even the moon swoons