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20 May 2017

Fragment and Phrase

rainy night
my cat wakes up 
frisky

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my friend cooks
in my kitchen
purring cat

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cold night out
bent over the stove
she warms food

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morning fog lifts
the warble of magpies
fading as they fly


At Carpe Diem we are asked to write 'fragment and phrase' haiku in honour of the late Jane Reichhold. (Hope I got these right!)

I'm also linking this to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #356 where you can find a feast of poetry in all its variety.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely lines. And wonderful when a friend cooks for us! I love the magpie verse best.

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  2. I agree, a nice series, but I love the fog and magpies, which remind me of our garden in autumn, when the magpies chatter echoes behind the veil of fog.

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  3. These are great and you nailed the fragment and phrase just right. The first one is purrfect.

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  4. I enjoy all of these very much both for themselves and as a response to this episode of Carpe Diem .

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  5. A wonderful series in which you have used the "fragment and phrase" in a nice way. Chapeau!

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  6. Very glad and grateful for your comments!

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  7. I first read "fish" for "frisky." Lol. I love the warbling magpies and these moments in haiku snippets.

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  8. Lovely pieces. The first and last are my favorite!

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  9. So lovely, happy images. Here we are waiting for rainy days and nights. Hope they come soon.

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  10. I like the idea of a friend cooking in your kitchen...with a cat purring. That is such a WARM image!

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  11. Friends cooking, warble of magpies.. all is warm and lovely!

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  12. Your haiku gave us a glimpse of what you observed so well.

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  13. the warble of magpies is my favourite - and crisply paints the picture after fog

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  14. I love the sense of home and belonging in these verses

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  15. I love the image of a cat purring in the kitchen.. soo adorable!❤️

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  16. i will echo what some have stated:...i like someone cooking for me; the magpies flying about like fairies.

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  17. the 'warble of magpies fading as they fly" ahhhhhhhhh... you've lifted my spirits and I'm flying along...

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  18. Seems we're all captured by the magpies! I love the fragment and phrase format!

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  19. Love the thought if the frisky cat.. I remember a constant war between the magpies and our cat.

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  20. It seems to me that there is something so warm and comforting about being home, inside, on a rainy night with one's cat.....frisky or otherwise :-)

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  21. I like all of them. They create both a picture and feeling of warmth, comfort, and real caring,

    Elizabeth

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  22. I enjoyed your fragments especially the first and last.

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  23. Lovely fragments. There is something about cats and warm food on a cold damp night ... that just kind of sighs with cozy comfort.

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  24. Like all of them. Sorry I missed this prompt.

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  25. There's a nice domestic feeling to these bits and pieces.

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  26. Yes, cat and magpie and friend--little fragments that enrich our lives.

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