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26 May 2017
24 May 2017
And linking to the latest Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.
20 May 2017
my friend cooks
she warms food
morning fog lifts
the warble of magpies
fading as they fly
(I found this one really difficult to extend – probably because I regard the original haiku as complete and perfect in itself.)
17 May 2017
16 May 2017
15 May 2017
warm like prayers answered © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
my outdoor temple breathes
peaceful in the soft breeze © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
Tan renga challenge 2017 #9.
14 May 2017
she told me, when I cried
Also linking to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #353
13 May 2017
The goal is to re-create the scrambled haiku of three haiku poets, but to make it somewhat more difficult, I have used four scrambled haiku.
Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:
1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention.
2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.
3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.
To make the "haiku puzzler" complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.
I can get 2 and 3
with a blessing
11 May 2017
it forms another shape © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
family fed from flower © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
(I think I am probably being too intellectual, not enough sensual.
What do you think?)
10 May 2017
only part of the story © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
new city shoes leave clear prints
the others must be well-worn © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
9 May 2017
Shared with The Tuesday Platform for May 9, 2017 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'
8 May 2017
from the seed the new blossom © Rosemary Nissen-Wade
Shared with The Tuesday Platform for May 9 2017 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'
7 May 2017
Also linking to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #352
5 May 2017
for big job losses at the publisher’s newspapers
in a fresh attack on costs.
is them saying "enough" to the cutting of jobs and instead
finding a way to invest in journalism.
It means staff will not cover the federal budget,
which will be handed down on Tuesday.
Fairfax Media says it is "disappointed"
journalists from three of its mastheads have voted
to strike for a week in response to job cuts, but
will continue to publish its newspapers as usual.
125 staff in a bid to save $30 million. That figure is reported to be
approximately the same amount that Fairfax executives –
including [the] chief … could claim in recent bonuses.
that they will be on strike
for seven days from Wednesday.
I’m just reporting.
Created in response to Poets United's Midweek Motif ~ News Media.
This unprecedented situation is going on in Australia right now. Fairfax is Australia's leading media company.
The first headline is an example of irony in itself. I haven't put a link there because, in the short time of writing the poem, I can no longer get access to this article; the rival media chain which published it now urges me to subscribe online to keep seeing the content.
Another irony is that the job cuts were announced on World Press Freedom Day.
4 May 2017
we planted those trees