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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 14

"It doesn't interest me 
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
& if you dare to dream
of meeting
your heart's longing."

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

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    1. flower garden--
      Buddha and I
      smile together

      (An edited version by P K Padhy)

  2. July 14: longing

    wood sanded smooth
    polished oiled
    a chest for your hopes