Opening Flower

kimono petals
jet-black seeds glisten within
red poppy opens

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem #1293 Time Travel, ancient Japanese poetry to inspire you

For the penultimate prompt of the CDHK celebration month, Chèvrefeuille has chosen an episode of the ‘Time Travel’ feature, a challenge with ancient Japanese poetry. He says that there haiku (and tanka) in which several myths and secrets are hidden, for example in which poets hide sexuality and the beauty of human body. So for this episode the challenge is to create a haiku or tanka in which we hide sexuality and the beauty of the human body.

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