Carpe Diem Little Ones -Tilus

Recently I did a post based on the tilus which I’d discovered through The Red Wolf Poems Blog.   Bjorn also introduced it to the Carpe Diem blog…but both discovered the form through dVerse Poet’s Pub.  It’s a tricky form.  I’d advise you to go and look at the link below, which will take you to the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai post which contains many examples.

So, for Carpe Diem’s Little Ones I’m going to try a series of tilus!  Very similar to a haiku in the sense that the main focus is on nature, it has a 10 syllable count: 6 – 3 – 1, it was invented by Kelvin S. M.

summer’s come … nostalgia
fills my heart …



childhood  memories,
fire flies flash …



river flows quickly by
racing past …



remembered desert heat
Djibouti …


Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Little Ones

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11 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Little Ones -Tilus

  1. You have brought us to places with these Tilus in a way your audiece were able to share same feelings you felt back in those places. I enjoyed it. Thank you for trying your hand at this form. Smiles.


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