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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

soaking wet

Carpe Diem Special #138: Santoka Taneda’s “Soaking Wet”

walking on the mountain
clouds roll in giving chase!
soaking wet descent

©  Janice Adcock


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mansaku

Carpe Diem #691, Witch Hazel



mansaku tea
warmth at the end of a day
a geisha sings

©  Janice Adcock 2015




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mud snail


Carpe Diem #692, mud snail







muddy toes wiggle
sluggish movement in the fields
paddy crews singing

©  Janice Adcock 2015










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Saturday, March 21, 2015

skylark

Carpe Diem Time Machine #6, Skylark



departing goose honks
in spring's mossy softness
skylark builds her nest
©  Janice Adcock


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Momma Moments

It is inevitable.  It's a Momma moment, the instant when one thinks, "I need to call Mom cause I haven ..... no .. she gone ... forever ..."  Since I did not call her every day, hearing her voice is not something I think of each day.  Two of my sisters did call every day. They have Mom Moments every day.

There are the dreams about her, Dad, and the MIL, Edna.  If I spend time scanning photos, can almost bet I will be dreaming about one of them that night.  Thinking about all the photos that are not identified and no way to find out who they are.  Coming across a graduation program for MIL, 1933.  Little cards of all MIL's classmates.  Precious treasures needing a place to store.

When does one get beyond this phase?  Not for a while.  My husband's mom passed 18 months ago and he still has Mom Moments.  BIL's mom passed about 10 years ago and he still thinks of things he wants to ask her.  Guess it probably never stops, the Mom Moments.  Not as long as there is life, questions, and pictures with no names ....


her spirit moves across the room brushing gently against your memories



Higan Festival

Carpe Diem #690: Higan (Equinox)


For the full text for this prompt click here.  Here are some of the inspirational material for this post:

"fair weather by Spring's Equinox"
so they say …
liars!

© Issa

Here are some haiku about Higan to inspire you:

walking on and on
among the endless
blooming higan flowers  


a lone crow
pensive on its perch
spring equinox


Near my great grand parents, grandmother and infant aunt's graves

family reunion
on the banks of the river
ohagi bouquets


©  Janice Adcock 2015



To learn more of the Higan Festival, click here.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

melancholy

Carpe Diem #689, Melancholy




drizzling cold rain
sparrows throw a partah!
gloom flies away

©  Janice Adcock 2015


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