Thursday, December 3, 2015

On Departure

Done for Carpe Diem #870 prologue: spring departing; how glorious

the long face of this cat
who keeps me company

©Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 4, 2015

Also inspired by these haiku below:

spring departing
birds cry and in the fishes'
eyes are tears
©Matsuo Basho

a farewell verse
scribbled on a receipt
don't forget me

© Chèvrefeuille

Harmattan winds

Done for Carpe Diem

In imitation of a haiku writing technique dubbed "mixing up". Here the haiku action leaves the reader in a state of subtle confusion, as to who is doing the action, nature or the persona. You may  be right to call it application of ambiguity in haiku.

harmattan winds...
carrying leaves across
the border
(c) Adjei Agyei-Baah, December 4 , 2015

Inspired by the following haiku:

end of winter
covering the first row
of lettuce seeds

© Jane Reichhold

full moon
walking around the pond
all night

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

World Without End

Done for Carpe Diem Special #184 Ese's fifth "still beautiful"

world without end—
fish swim under ice
under crystal sky

© Adjei Agyei-Baah, November 30, 2015

Inspired by:
left behind
in the frozen pond
white feather

© Ese