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Haiku prompt – Omsk

Today’s prompt from Carpe Diem is a place – Omsk in Siberia.

I found this a difficult prompt: I’ve never been to Russia so have no experience to draw on, but I’ve found pictures on the official website to give me an idea of what it’s like.

Coloured, onion domes,
office blocks, breeze-blown flags:
the Omsk summer skyline.


For the love of haiku – nowaki

Again Chevrefeuille has posted a fascinating challenge on Carpe Diem.

The nowaki is a kind of windstorm. The name means ‘field dividing wind’ and describes they way it forms a path through fields of crops.

The following is my haiku on this destructive wind.

The nowaki roars;
paths of flattened stalks appear;
silence follows.

For the love of haiku – joyful

Once again there is a fascinating collection of haiku on the Carpe Diem site. Also a lot of links to some lovely poetry on the subject of ‘joyful’.

I found this a difficult prompt, but one well worth trying.

New snowflakes swirl over

the lawn. The snowman’s smile:

broad and joyful.

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