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Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 18

"Let you life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf."

~Rabindranath Tagore

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. "Let you life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf."
    ~Rabindranath Tagore

    Don't hold on too tightly;
    it is in losing our self in something
    larger that we find out who we are

  2. purpose of life
    touching the softness of cloud
    drains all agonies
    all along the shore line
    before mingling with the vastness

    Simply Haiku, Autumn 2010, Vol.8, No.2 (Tanka Ed. Amelia Fielden)

  3. May you phrase just right
    like Rabindranath Tagor
    you time dancing dew!

  4. circus time
    a dove escapes
    the magician’s hat

  5. two stones
    touching each other...
    trapped butterlfy

  6. heat haze -
    the grass stalk bends beneath
    the red moth

  7. A great crop of 'ku today! Thanks for sharing your words. :-)

  8. July 18: leaf

    a drop of rain
    falls from a leaf
    to assuage my thirst

    Gary B