Haiku for Carpe Diem

This haiku is inspired by a wonderful haiku by Basho, a haiku master.
This one he wrote in Spring 1687 and it had a title. In that time a title for a haiku was a commonly used practice. The title of this haiku was: ‘Mourning over the death of Priest Tando’.

chi ni taore ne ni yori hana no wakare kana

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

Mired in the mud

Moored to bright  orange buoys

Awaiting the tide


Caught fast in the thorns

Bleeds a bright splash of colour

Autumn accident


Super Sweet Blo…


Super Sweet Blogging Award.

I have been nominated for a super sweet blogging award by Jade Jarvis.  I am very grateful, especially as Jade has introduced me to some amazing new blogs that I had not come across before.

Rules to accept this award:

First rule:

  • Thank the super sweet blogger who made the nomination.

Thank you inspiremylife  for nominating me for this blog award. It is a great boost to my confidence.

If you enjoy reading beautiful and inspired writing, following her blog is a must!

Second rule:

  • Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers.  I have an eclectic mix of sites that I follow and these are just a few that I love.

My nominations are:

  • Answer these five questions below:
  1. Cookie or cake? lemon drizzle cake please!
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla Ice cream? Got to be Madagascan Vanilla, preferably soft and whippy with a chocolate flake in! Yummy.
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat? At the moment Weight Watchers caramel wafers as I am on a diet!
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Middle of the afternoon when I take a mini break from all the rushing about.
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Divine White Chocolate.