Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanks




Tea leaves boil -
high above the mountain
ascetic smiles;

new day beckons
kept in wraps by prayers
silent blessing.

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The haiku set is inspired by Carpe Diem.
The Acrostic is written for dVerse : Form All
Also linked to Haiku My Heart and Haiku Friday


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Image Source ( all rights belong to the linked site)

39 comments:

  1. smiles....a spot of tea high on the mountain would be quite peaceful...as is a new day...nice acrostic...smiles.

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    1. Oh I love tea myself. and these days I am trying different flavors .. so the thought :)

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  2. I love this moment you shared with me. I'm going to brew some tea now!

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  3. nice...a good cup of tea...wrapped by prayers...sounds like a peaceful moment..

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  4. I stayed with Monks in the mountains of Japan where they like Majong and in Tibet where they loved ping-pong.

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    1. ping-pong & Majong are some drinks / game or what ?

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    2. Ping-pong is a table game with a small ball ("table tennis") and Majong is a board game (having similar traits to Bridge, the card game). Just wanted to put a realistic view of these "mystics". The life of many in the monasteries are filled with more flavor than idealized visions allow us, I'm afraid. I was just trying to put that in fun terms.

      Indeed, I have had many a fun game of table tennis with monks on the Tibetan plateau.

      BTW, I just learned a neat trick: If you highlight a word, then hit the right click on your mouse, you can search the word on the web and learn instantly what it is instead of asking the writer to explain in another comment. I use it all the time now.

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    3. PS -- thanks for your comment on my Poetry diagram post -- I replied, in case you are interested.

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    4. I knew ping pong was a game.
      thanks for confirming :)
      And also thank you for replying about your post :)

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  5. Clever acrostic, and broken up into haiku for camouflage, as well! Well done!

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    1. glad this came out to be just fine !
      It was difficult mixing haiku in acrostic :)

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  6. Oh I love tea on the mountain. And haiku.

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  7. Beautiful. The page looks as awesome as your poetry

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    1. glad you think my poetry is awesome :)

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  8. Wonderful! A warm cup of tea would be perfect about now. :-)

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  9. Nice set of haiku Nimue ... I love the acrostic choice and the theme tea. The haiku by Issa (meaning: cup of tea) you have used very well for your inspiration. Thank you for sharing this masterpiece on Carpe Diem.

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    1. I wish I had the idea and essence of his ideas a bit :)
      Much glad to be reading them :)

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  10. Nice acrostic - perfect for the season....

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  11. This cup of tea in my hands... your words a blessing this day. Thank you!

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  12. Oh this is wonderful to imagine - the hot tea, high on a mountain. Thanks for taking me there!

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    1. glad you travelled there 1 say hello to monk , will ya ;)

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  13. loving the tea theme in haiku ~ lovely writings ~ very talented woman ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. *blush*
      I have all you people to inspire :)
      And the wonderful prompts !

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  14. Very nice theme, saving the monk's honor from Issa's leer ;-)

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  15. "kept in wraps by prayers"

    That line just sings to me!

    Desert Monk

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  16. I like the acrostic form...have not used for haiku...inspiring.
    Peace
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  17. Perhaps the very best blessings are silent ones...

    Birches Haiku

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  18. welcome nimue to haiku my heart. such beauty and grace with each sliver of a word;a new prayer!
    gorgeous offerings, please never stop!

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    1. Loved the warm feelings and images that I linked to your page, Much heartfelt :)

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  19. I am so used to 'Ku of the 5-7-5 variety - it stops me when I encounter Haiku of other sorts. That said, I like what I have seen here. Thank you, for linking in. :)

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    1. both the verses are proper 5-7-5 haiku :)
      Glad you liked !

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