Carpe Diem Special – Richard Wright – July 4, 2016

The task for Carpe Diem Special is not only to read a poem by a haiku author, but to try “to write a new haiku (or tanka) in the same tone, sense and spirit as the given one”.  Today we revisit Richard Wright.
Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.
© Richard Wright
illinois sunrise
Illinois sunrise
rain and sunbeams fall
in late May

© Gsk ’16

Sun Path – Tanka – September 22, 2015


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on this autumn day
we walk towards the haze
along a sun path
ah – this seasonal contrast
denies cold days ahead

Linked to:

Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #5 Richard Wright’s “an autumn evening”

In this feature we give tribute to the great American haiku poet Richard Wright … for the occasion Chèvrefeuille created a beautiful haiga to honour today’s guest:

Morning Haiku and Waka – December 28, 2014

colored first snow

snow falls
down this block a peach blossom

© G.s.k. ‘14

The inspirational poem for the last of the series of Richard Wright’s December haiku at Carpe Diem Haiku Special:

keep straight down this block,
then turn right where you will find
a peach tree blooming

© Richard Wright

Soliloquy no Renga with Richard Wright – December 22, 2014


Old cemetary

The scarecrow’s old hat
Was flung by the winter wind
Into a graveyard.

© Richard Wright

a thousand empty eyes
contemplate winter wind’s joke

a high tower clock
strikes the hour with chimes
grave candles burn

illuminating pathways
for who’s gone before us

two thinkers panic
they always argue and talk
about scarecrow rights

graveyard wall snags a boy’s jeans
as he performs a good deed

another blue flag
floats on a high wall
torn piece of cloth

 winter wind
stole the scarecrows hat
near the grave yard
a child returns his hat
while thinkers sit and talk

© G.s.k. ‘14

eyes, always, snag, sweat, panic, talk, high, choice, help, thousand, burn, perform


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