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Friday, July 3, 2015

3 Good Things

3 Good Things


This week on The Spin Cycle we are being challenged to list 3 good things that have happened either this week of each day.  Let me see what I can do:

Monday: 
  1. husband let me rest late (long nite of keeping kiddos caught up with old woman)
  2. my hair dried nicely (growing out hair is such a challenge!)
  3. figured out a quick dinner
Tuesday:
  1. Surprised grandsons with their favorite donuts!
  2. Time to get a few answers from son about shelf project.
  3. Celebrating 48th wedding anniversary.
Wednesday:

  1. A quiet day with little activity.
  2. Never got dressed!
  3. Nephew's surgery appears to be successful.
Thursday:
  1. Found a giant moth and photographed it.
  2. Husband smoking ribs and tenderloin.  Mmmmmm smells.
  3. Homemade potato salad
Friday:
  1. Heat sheet for swim meet marked up
  2. Able to write almost all day long.
  3. Nephew is home from surgery and doing well.
Saturday, July 4!
  1. Swim meet!  The last till next spring.
  2. Independence celebrations with family!
  3. Fireworks.
I do not know how the rest of the days will go.  But life is really pretty good all the time. And when it is not perfect, there is a great support group in friends, family and Creator!
Special things like finding a moth living its short life among my marigolds is like icing on the cake!



Thanks to The Spin Cycle Host Ginny Marie


butterfly

On The Trail With Basho Encore #7 butterflies


So many beautiful haiku on the subject of butterflies can be found by clicking here.

damp wings
dried in the warm sun rays
burst into flight


©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


morning glory



Inspirational challenge from our host on CDHK: 

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's Friday again ... so it's Tan Renga time. This week's Tan Renga to complete is a haiku by Chiyo Ni, a wellknown haiku poetess who wrote her haiku in the way of Basho.
For this Tan Renga challenge I have chosen one of her most known haiku 'morning glory'. A real beauty.
It's your task to complete the tan renga by writing the second stanza towards it. This 2nd stanza has two lines with approximately 7 syllables each. A completed Tan Renga looks like a tanka, but is written by two poets.
asano eikou yoku baketto entanguru watashiha mizuwo motomeru

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water


© Chiyo-Ni

So here is my attempt at a response:


morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water                    © Chiyo-Ni

morning glory nods it head
spilling dewdrops on my face   ©  petra domina


©  Janice Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI






kingfisher

Carpe Diem Time Machine #11 Kawasemi (Kingfisher)


credits:  Noel Marry


blue streak!
a glint of orange
old pond ripples

©  petra Domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI











Thursday, July 2, 2015

summer morning

Carpe Diem #767 natsuake (summer morning)


In the cool of summer's first morning she tends her garden.  A few weeds require pulling.  Containers of flowers request a drink.  The sun's rays the previous day had left the blooms a little thirsty.  The pump handle squeaks as the water is slowly pulled up from the earth's cool depths.  She walks slightly to one side to off set the weight of the filled watering can.

Two trips are required to have sufficient water for the few plants in the pots.  On the second trip back to the flowers she stoops to remove a withered leaf among the flowers.  The leaf startles her as it opens its wings to reveal a set of eyes.  Antheraea polyphemus has awakened to the summer morning, too.


eyes that never sleep
fooling those who see
. . one old moth

© Petra Domina





Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI



full moon

Carpe Diem Extra #21 July-2015


Oh, the world of full moons.  The heavenly body that moves earth's oceans.  She pulls at the hearts of lovers.  Early humans used it, and sister sun, to gauge when to plant crops.  Now in the 21st century many farmers and gardeners still follow the moon signs.  The moon's face is littered with meteorite remains and scars.  And the junk of her curious neighbors explorations.

Some may say the moon is masculine, the whole man in the moon myth.  Let's face it.  Only a woman could beguile so many humans.  At the same time manage to manipulate two thirds of the earth's surface .... And not even raise a finger.



Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI



Trying on my pen name, Petra Domina.  Latin for The Rock Lady.

Stones

Carpe Diem Special #154 Afriku, haiku from Africa, an idea 

of Adjei Agyei Baah. "Stones"


Challenge post:
..... have another wonderful haiku poet from Ghana, Africa, for you this month as our featured haiku poet. His name is Adjei Agyei Baah and his is the co-founder of the Poetry Foundation Ghana. He has "invented" the (as he calls it) Afriku, the haiku from Africa.
Yesterday Adjei emailed me to ask me if I would publish his haiku (afriku) at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Of course I was immediately enthusiastic and we had a little chat. It's a great honor that I may use his haiku for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Here are his "stones"-haiku/afriku which he would like to share here at CDHK:

shoreline pebbles...
a reminder of how far
we have come

preparing
daddy's delicacy-
taking stones out of gizzard
stone temple
leftover boulders
add to reverence
© Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

To read more about his afriku please visit the website of the Poetry Foundation Ghana. (By clicking HERE you can read his article about afriku)
adrift now
Pangaea's sister stones
joined only by drumbeats

©  Petra Domina



Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI