Cee’s Black &White Challenge – Public Transport: Venice – September 18, 2015

Travelling in Venice

Travelling in Venice on the waterways of the lagoon … spring holiday. (American Sentence)


This week Cee offers us the opportunity to show different scenes of public transportation in black and white – (no cars or trucks) …

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Visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Public Transportation for more information of how to participate!

Carpe Diem Special – above the sea – May 28, 2015

above the sea

above the sea
under brooding clouds
the sunset

© G.s.k. ‘15

this wooden gate
shuts me out for the night
winter moon

above the sea
a rainbow, erased by
a flock of swallows

© Kikaku (Tr. Michael K. Bourdaghs)

Today’s Carpe Diem Special is dedicated to Kikaku(1661-1707 , one of Basho’s most well-loved disciple:

“Kikaku has almost the same attraction to the beauty of nature as Basho had and he (Kikaku) has written wonderful haiku. Later in his life Kikaku fell in love with the city and his haiku changed dramatically, but were all beauties.”  Chèvrefeuille

Venetian Water Roads – Villanelle – May 2, 2015


riding  down a Venetian water road
rain drops fell from grey clouded skies
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

thunder rumbled somewhere it snowed
(which was a blessing in disguise)
riding down a Venetian water road

grey doves joined the gulls to goad
a wayward cat which growled in angry replies
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

bright kayaks throughout the Lagoon rowed
but in Burano some found this so unwise
riding down a Venetian water road

sights and sounds soon overflowed
birds, boats and people filled my ears and eyes
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

Oh Venice though your cold winds blowed
I loved each of your damp gusty sighs
riding down a Venetian water road
and white gulls sailed up and bold

© G.s.k. ‘15

A villanelle for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s B&P Shadorma and Beyond