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Showing posts from September, 2017

Poppies - Tan Renga

The challenge for this week's Tan Renga Challenge is haiga by  Suzanne of Art and Life . And here's my attempt to carry it forward... red poppies of Troy - the blood of the fallen bright on the grass                                 (© Suzanne) lovers walk hand in hand new history of hope budding                (© Nimi) Prompt by and Shared by - Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #73, Suzanne's "Poppies"

Plum flower blossoms - Haiku

Resharing with  CDHK , the first Haiku I had linked to it... Flowering Plums ( Image Source ) Plum flower blossoms Delicate fragrance, harsh cold Emissary of spring Prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: © Nimi Arora

A Rare Finding - Haiku

Heart of Gold... ( Image Source ) Searching for treasure he kept wandering along Found a heart of gold Carpe Diem #523 Basho (5) "How Rare!" © Nimi Arora

Content laughter - Haiku

Image Source I glance questioningly when my daughter heartily laughs;  she says "Just like that" Haiku Horizons prompt "content" © Nimi Arora

Practicality - Haiku

The inspiration is this serene haiku by Chiyo-Ni - waterweed floating away, despite the butterfly's weight on it shared by  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai I feel a little guilty for tainting this serenity with boring, even depressing, practicality. But this is what I started thinking and the contrast made me smile. So here it is - alarm clock again snoozing, despite the tight schedule © Nimi Arora

Mumbai monsoons - Haiku

Mumbai ( Image Source ) On my roof tonight Mumbai rain pitter-patters Lullaby of resilience © Nimi Arora

Dessicated dreams - haiku

the dreams battered crying out for showers of hope like dessicated fields © Nimi Arora The last episode of  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  with a profound Haiku by Basho ill on a journey my dreams start to wander across dessicated fields and above is my amateur writing inspired by it.

Landslide - A Haiku

Landslide ( Image Source ) The boulders poised loosely on the mountain And it rained that night © Nimi Arora

Dawn chorus - Haiku

( Image Source ) Melodious The dawn chorus - best alarm clock Shared with Carpe Diem #531, Sweetness © Nimi Arora

The Glow of Dawn - Tan Renga

as a white dove lands words unspoken yet knowing- the glow of the dawn                (© Jamie Wieland) waiting for new beginnings needing a peace of the world        (Nimi) Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem Tan Ranga Challenge #46, Jamie Wieland's "the glow of the dawn"

Chopping Wood - Haiku

Chopping Wood ( Image Source ) With each strike the groan resonates - Chopping wood © Nimi Arora Written in response to prompt by and shared with Carpe Diem Special #100, Jim Kacian's "chopping wood"

Double Rainbow - Tan Renga

Credits: Double Rainbow double rainbow arches across stormy sky time to count blessings (Ese) a lonely heart grateful    for the smiling strangers (Nimi) Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge # 45, "Double Rainbow

Persimmons - Haiku

Persimmon tree ( Credits ) lonely on branches eager to move on Persimmons ripen © Nimi Arora I had never heard of Persimmons before. On reading  Bastet and Sekhmet's blog , I was fascinated.  The photograph of leafless branches with fruits hanging off them - it seems like an imaginary drawing. So I was tempted to imagine about all that I now knew of Persimmons and write about it. The result is the Haiku above. Prompt by and Shared with - Haiku Shuukan # 16, Persimmon

Geeli Mitti - haiku

Image Source 'Geeli Mitti' (गीली मिट्टी) is a hindi phrase which, if translated literally into English, means 'Wet Mud'. 'Wet Mud' can't convey what I want to express. What I actually refer to is 'Petrichor' - the pleasant smell after first rain. 'Geeli Mitti' is the soothing fragrance that hangs in the air and encompasses the senses just after the rains. There's a playschool near my house named 'Geeli Mitti' and just reading that name brings back nostalgic memories of playing in the rain, enjoying the sweet aroma after the rain stops and the carefree happiness of childhood. 'Geeli Mitti' is also reminder of the temptation to leave the classroom and go out to play during monsoons... Yearning looking out the window Childhood calls © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem GW # 20, Jen's "The Scent of Poetry"

Wise Pearls - Haiku

deep down in the heart's ocean- pearls of wisdom © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #535, Pearls

Rooted Pebble - Haiku

Source: Zen Pebbles Thrown up in the air the pebble returns eagerly called by its roots © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #536, Pebbles

Life - a Tapestry... Haiku

The prompt of Carpe Diem # 524 is 'Tapestry'. Life is beautifully compared to Tapestry, which inspired me to write this... Tapestry of Life ( Source ) each moment woven threads of pleasure and struggle Tapestry of life emotions galore various colours and shades Tapestry of life rotting with time tapestry of life - Procrastination Back when, life didn't seem to be a constant race against time, I had embroidered a small wall-hanging (using one of those easy stitch kits). When I read of Tapestry, I instantly thought of my one and only embroidered masterpiece hanging importantly at my aunt's shop. Every time I visit her, the wall-hanging takes me back in time... momentarily...   hanging by a thread deserving a passing glance my moments of leisure © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #524, Tapestry

Nature cleanses - a Haiku

Image Source monsoon purity every teardrop cleanses anxious heart © Nimi Arora Shared with - Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Prompt by and Shared with - Carpte Diem Sparkling Stars #2, Kikaku's "The beggar"

Invisible Moon - Haiku

Carpe Diem's new challenge ("Vision Quest" #1 day 1 "New Moon"). For the first Vision Quest the haiku is new moon she, our moon will grow again a new life cycle © Chevrefeuille And here's what I wrote inspired by it - invisible moon I perceived in hiding craving to be seen © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem's "Vision Quest" #1 day 1 "New Moon"

Transient life - Haiku

Carpe Diem's "Vision Quest"#1 day 2, "An empty Shell". The inspiring Haiku is next to my footprint the empty shell of a hermit crab - Ah! what a sadness © Chevrefeuille And here's what I wrote inspired by it - footprints beautiful and transient- Life's verity © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem's "Vision Quest" #1 day 2 "An Empty Shell"

Silence of faith - Haiku

Carpe Diem's "Vision Quest"#1 day 3, "Deep Silence". The inspiring Haiku is evening walk the sound of wind chime deep silence © Chevrefeuille And here's what I wrote inspired by it - Image Source steps to faith the bell of temple heart at peace © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem's "Vision Quest" #1 day 3 "Deep Silence"

Autumn's last show - Tan Renga

in the pond reflected trees and drifting leaves -autumn's last show                (© Suzanne) reflecting on drifting time making way for the snow       (Nimi) Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #48, Suzanne's "autumn's last show"

Grief of letting go... Haiku

contended eyes bidding adieu to sad ones -the last breath © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #553, Grief

In Spirit - haiku

Image Source forever present the cocoon of love with me in spirit © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #554, "Belief in Spirits"

Visit to Cemetery - haiku

Image Source head bowed he buried the pain  peace after decades © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #555, Cemetery

Apples - Haiku

the crunch masks juicy freshness- an apple bite © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem #568, Apples

Lizards and Chameleons... Haiku

Lizards... our eyes meet hide please i need to sleep rushing on the floor spooking us all seeking vertical comfort Chameleon... changing colors innocent eyes - so human © Nimi Arora Prompt by and Shared with -   Carpe Diem "Little Creatures" # 6, Lizard

Fireworks... haiku

Image Source It is fireworks time in India - October 23 is Diwali, the festival of lights. The Carpe Diem prompt 'Fireworks' is perfectly timed. my dream to fly i give wings to fireworks -the glorious burn happiness in vibrant colours fireworks transient gaiety quest for an ally -fireworks But Diwali celebration leads to a lot of discomfort for many. There is another side to the festivities - the trouble of loud sounds and polluted air. Students are advised - 'Say No to Crackers' Peeking out the window craving for frolics to end caged at home © Nimi Arora Prompt by and shared with- Carpe Diem #581, Hanabi (Fireworks)

Monsoon joy - Tan Renga (Haiku)

splash on rock a new journey begins chirp echoes an ache resounds my being  adieu monsoons, live in now Image Source Carpe Diem "Time Glass" challenge is about writing a Haiku on the given prompt in 12 hours. This is the first time I am responding to a prompt in this challenge. This week the challenge is to write a 'solo' Tan Renga, using the photo above and a haiku for inspiration. The haiku for inspiration is - gurggling valley stream brings joy to the heart of Mother Nature - Il Silenzio © Chèvrefeuille  Prompt by and Shared with - Carpe Diem "Time Glass" #7, "Valley Stream" © Nimi Arora