Monday, September 28, 2015

the sculptor

Carpe Diem #828 Sculptor

Do you have a backstory, a history?  Do you have family and friends?  Were you just found one day and some one gave you a name?  Most likely not.  That does not mean there are not humans in this world that are missing a large chunk of their background.  A young lady once found a lump in her breast.  It was benign. She wished to know her medical history.  She was adopted and had no way to get the information.  

Several of the newer constellations have no legends of gods nor great feats.  The Sculptor is one such constellation.  Invented by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his mapping of the southern skies in 1751–52.  He saw a bust, pedestal and some tools.  Such an imagination.

chiseled
from the stars
the sculptor
©  petra domina


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Friday, September 18, 2015

Monoceros - - Unicorn

Carpe Diem #821 Monoceros (Unicorn)


In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes sold as unicorn horn.


The late 1960's was a time of war, protests and general unrest.  Much of the popular music had the beat similar to helicopter blades.  A dark time.  And then came the Irish Rovers .....





wishing on a star
 hiding in the wet rice field
magical notes heard

©  petra domina


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

crystal cobwebs

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #61 crystal cobweb


As the days grow shorter the mind runs to things in the past.  Never mind why, it just does.  Things like a first grade photo, a child at play, summer sunburns and other things of youth.  Reading the blogs of the CDHK group brings other thoughts flooding to mind.  The sound of crunching leaves on the backyard walkway.  The color of the sun on the landscape.  Morning strolls in the garden.  The relief of a slight chill in the air.  The love of parents, aunts and uncles, all passed from this earth.

fragile
crystal cobweb
life

©  petra domina


©  Janice Adcock, 2013

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

rice

Carpe Diem Time Machine #16


inekareba ogusani akino hino ataru

harvesting the rice--
upon small grasses
falls the autumn sun.

Buson

the sickle --
slicing through the slender grass
glints in autumn sun

©  petra domina

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gemini

Carpe Diem #817 Gemini (twins)


Grew up in a time when the space race was hot and heavy. Gemini brings back memories of a different time.  A time of tension mixed with almost unlimited hope for the future. Cartoons were evening fare on the TV, The Flintstones and The Jetsons.  Anything was possible including travelling to the moon and even further...

Tiger of the West
 side beside. twins orbit
Bird of the South

© petra domina

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autumn

Carpe Diem Special #166 "Autumn" this harvest moon by Chiyo-Ni


Inspiration:

this harvest moon -
as I part the snow by stepping on it
the sound of stones

© Chiyo-Ni


roosting for the night
black crows squat in silence
harvest moon backlight

© petra domina


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

dragon

Carpe Diem #816 Draco (Dragon)

As previously noted these myths and legends show a great imagination on the part of our ancestors or ..

magic mushroom lure
Draco's smoky breath inhaled
gods star quests beheld

celestial trips oh so clear
human tongues tell, ears hear
©  petra domina



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waves crash

Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #4 waves crash


the waves crash
pushed by the moon's gravity
©  Janice Adcock 2005
seeking ebb's rest

rest does not come easily
for the watery hostage

queenly moon rules
with a sly smile and a wink
she pulls and pushes

nothing resists her intrigue
the allure of the nightly queen

ancients plant their crops
planters seek her advise . .
moon light lovers shag

moving with passioned rhythm
pushed by the moon's gravity

© petra domina

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dolphin

Carpe Diem #815 Delphinus (Dolphin)




Today our host has us visiting Delphinus, the  Dolphin constellation.  The mind really has to work to come up with a dolphin in the image.  Then the mind goes to the cave drawings.  Some are complex while others are simple line drawings.  Even the simplest still convey the idea.  Finally, the constellation names begin to make a little more sense.

lonely dolphin
swimming in inky darkness
seeking a pod

©  petra domina


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

colorful leaves

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #60 Variety "colorful leaves"



bird calls drift
across the golden marsh
leaves color the breeze
© petra domina



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  Janice '' Adcock

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

cassiopeia

Carpe Diem #813 Cassiopeia

vanity
bound for a starry throne
due north
©  petra domina
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corona Australis


Carpe Diem #814 Corona Australis (Southern Crown)


http://www.sullacrestadellonda.it/costellazioni/coronaaustrale_en.htm


lights in the night sky
beguiling the observer
 footlights for gods
with a twinkle in the eye
melodramas unfolding

© petra domina


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Saturday, September 5, 2015

liquid sunset

Carpe Diem Utabukuro #9 Ruth Yarrow 

evening
our paddles drip
into liquid sunset


© Ruth Yarrow

Have not discovered a favorite haiku poet most likely due to not looking.  The lovely 'liquid sunset' phrase in the chosen haiku of our host works fine for me.  Such a word image, such memories of recent liquid sunsets.

sunrise
in a dew drop
upside down

© Petra Domina
©  Janice Adcock 2015
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Capricornus - Sea Goat

Carpe Diem #812 Capricornus (Sea Goat)

sea goat light travels
further than lives can be lived
in forever

 petra domina


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Giraffe

Carpe Diem #811 Camelopardalis (Giraffe)

This month at the Carpe Diem Hiaku Kai group our host is taking us into the stars.  On a Space Odyssey long after 2001.  For all the creative ideas floating around in the little grey cells, star constellations baffle this brain.  The big and little dipper are obvious but so many of the others, not so much.  Sort of like trig, the brain just does not work that particular way...

in the twilight
a giraffe watches its reflection
in the stars


© Chèvrefeuille

Camelopardalis (Giraffe)

the graceful neck
reaching for the topmost leaves
catches a star
©  petra domina

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