Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #78 Soliloquy no Renga “sutumn night” by Santoka Taneda

Aki noyo ya inu kara morattari neko ni ataetari

Autumn night–
I received it from the dog
And gave it to the cat.

© Santoka Taneda

The dog licked his bone
The cat purred all night

Early spring
Tortoises in the garden
Eating dandelions

Birds building their nests
The birdhouse is popular

The height of spring
All the blossoms of the apple
Such a delight to see

Rain and sun alternating
Plants are swaying to say thanks

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #78

Memories ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #29


sunset at the sea
whispering wind brushes my hair
a night to behold

water moved softly round my toes
sultry air caressing me

wispy clouds across
boats rise and fall in the lock
lazy hazy day

sea lay without a ripple
cupped my hands and drank water

drips falling from lips
ah, the sweet taste of heaven
cool and refreshing

rough winds shake the darling buds
more lovely and temperate

palm trees swaying
clouds scudding across the sky
heaven knows why

have picnics by the seabed
open sunlit grass, cloudless

splashing with the waves
friends waiting for the sunset
the joy of summer

light of the silvery moon
never ending stories

all through the night
singing and dancing with joy
tired and sleepy

birds flying as dawn breaks
memories on shortest night

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Memory ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #29 by Patrick Jennings

Weekly Writing Prompt #27 – Friends or Enemies?

(5) Words: | WORTH | SPARK | PLOT | QUAKE | SPY |

Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)

Friends or enemies?
Other times quaking with fear
We laugh, love and cry
Striking sparks off each other
Spying on each other

Know each other’s plot
Is it all worth fighting for?
The future will tell
Definitely not tedious
Perhaps we can make a go

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Weekly Writing Prompt #27 by the secret keeper