Spring – haiku – January 28, 2016


riotous blossoms
fill the gardens and pathways
new bird’s nests

white water and blossoms
walking in the country-side
heavy with perfume

friends and family
sitting in the blossom rain
first spring picnic

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem Special #194 A Trip Along Memory Lane — with a twist

The twist is that though our host had created a new prompt, he never published it, here’s the story:

“Let me tell you which special feature I am talking about. This feature I created shortly after our first month of inspirational music, but I never dared to publish it, because of its likeness with Imagination.

This special feature I had titled “Carpe Diem Awakens your Muse” and the goal was to share a video for your inspiration. These videos would be all about nature and so … after thinking and re-thinking this I decided to bring this special feature in our last CD Special of January.

Credits: Sparrow on Lotus (logo CD Awakens Your Muse)

The goal of this CD-Special is to watch a video, look at the images, listen to the music and become one with the scene(s) in the video and awaken your muse and write/compose an all new haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form.”

fragile beauty
the shining wind* from the east
plays with cherry blossom

from far away
the sound of a temple bell
welcomes spring

cherry blossoms bloom
bare branches in designer cloths
children’s laughter

© Chèvrefeuille

Peter Gabriel – “Growing Up Live” – (Complete) – © 2013

I just thought I’d put this on here so if someone wants to listen to a great concert they can.  It’s from the YouTube:

Published on 10 Aug 2012

© 2013 itspetergabriel, All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
1:42 “Here Comes the Flood”
6:28 “Darkness”
12:57 “Red Rain”
19:12 “Secret World”
27:46 “Sky Blue”
36:56 “Downside Up”
42:40 “The Barry Williams Show”
52:37 “More Than This”
59:49 “Mercy Street”

Have fun.