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25 Feb

Our assignment:

Your prompt: drawer

Today’s form: ode



Inside my mind a chest of drawers

with treasures found within

like lady’s linen handkerchiefs

well-worn and dearly loved

the lingering scent of her perfume

her laugh like summer rain

the memory of her warm embrace

that brings my heart such pain

I keep her under lock and key

where she is safe from harm

and though our visit bittersweet

I’ll always love my Mom

Cherry Blossom revisited

9 Oct

Carpe Diem #578, Hatsu Hana (March 2013)

first cherry blossoms

become bridal veil of pink

until the winds blow

pmc 2013


carpet of blossoms

lie forgotten at our feet

beneath blood red moon

pmc 2014

Note: The moon turned blood red on April 15, 2014 during a total lunar eclipse visible from most of North America, South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska.






22 Sep

written for:

Sunday Photo Fiction: September 21st 2014

A bubble

a dancer who wore just a bubble

made me forget that I was in deep trouble

her routine well rehearsed

but my fantasy burst

when I noticed her chin had some stubble

Shooting Stars

15 Jul


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Shadow #2, Shooting Stars


perseid showers

listening to whispered prayers

when all hope seems lost


pmc 15/07/14



5 Jul

written for:

Light and Shade Challenge Friday 4 July 2014

Image courtesy of

some men got together to measure

something that would give her great pleasure

she stroked every one

and when she was done

chose the carpet she knew she would treasure


Solstice in Montreal

22 Jun


Photo Copyright: Wesley McCoy


solstice sunset

from the top of Mount Royal

hues of pink and grey




Carpe Diem Special #97

14 Jun

Carpe Diem Special #97, BrunuhVille’s “Riversong”

tranquil forest brook
in the murmuring waters
nature’s voice is heard

Two In A Boat

13 Jun

Written for:

Sunday Photo Fiction: June 8th 2014

A two crew craft from the local rowing craft.

Photo copyright: A. Forbes


abandoned upon pebbled beach

the ocean just beyond its reach

a tiny boat will sit and wait

for its captain and its mate

whilst they go off in search of treasure

have picnic lunch

and carnal pleasure

when all of this

is said and done

they’ll glide away

towards setting sun

what they don’t know

is bitter-sweet

in nine months time

they’ll need three seats

Gate Keeper

31 May

Written for:

Light and Shade Challenge Friday 30th May 2014

Here is the quote:
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

 G K Chesterton
I put up a fence
to impose my will
it holds in the things I love
and keeps them close
for those who dare to venture past
it is a symbol of my mistrust
a boundary between you
and what is mine
I don’t recall the exact reason
my purpose for erecting it
but I have become dependant
it’s my psychological buffer zone
from those who can harm me
my false sense of security
perhaps it is the other way around
it is there to protect you from me
I wish I could remember
but for now the gate stays locked

Tan Renga Challenge # 35

17 May

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #35, Managua’s “let the ravens come”

  Credits: Raven
Here is the haiku by Managua which is our first stanza (5-7-5) of this Tan Renga.
let the ravens come
let them smile as they pick the flesh
from the battlefield

Managua of “Fresh From a Hermit’s Forest

tan renga:

let the ravens come
let them smile as they pick the flesh
from the battlefield
let life’s blood like river flow
as death rattles fall silent