Salem Aleikum – June 10, 2014 – Haiku

Today on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Managua Gunn is the ghost writer of the week.  Please follow the link to discover the wonderful adventure he had whilst walking through the woods of Finland!

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© Managua Gunn

A simple greeting “Salem Aleikum” opened a window for him towards an exchange of friendship inspiring me to write these haiku.

salem aleikum
may you walk your path in peace
mash’allah effendi

desert winds – tundra
we walk the earth seeking peace
love binds us as one

may our hearts unite
under the bright sun and stars
we are one people



Tan Renga – May 16, 2014

Tan Renga Challenge

Tan Renga Challenge

This week’s Tan Renga at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai begins with Managua Gunn‘s haiku response to the Raven prompt:

let the ravens come
let them smile as they pick the flesh
from the battlefield
© Managua Gunn 

illusive dreams of glory
paint the fields red with poppys
© G.s.k.

N.B. In Italy the poppy is used to commemorate the victims of war.


Tan Renga Challenge # 24

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This week’s Tan Renga Challenge is started by Managua Gunn (or Yer Pirate) and he wrote this in response on the fourth Special haiku by Hando, our featured haiku-poet for this month. You can find his post HERE


puddles on the forest path
frozen with leaves and pine cones
no place for stars to play


(c) Managua Gunn

the moon remains in the sky
giving illumination

(c) Bastet


Carpe Diem’s Imagination #10, “Aurora Borealis”

Carpe Diem was inspired by a post done by Managua Gunn….so we think of The Aurora Borealis!


serpent lights the sky
purple and green swirling streams
cold tundra nights

cold tundra nights
aurora without sunshine
shimmering colors


N.B. I lived my last years in the United States in Anchorage, Alaska…it was always something special when the Aurora Borealis shone at night over the snow.