Carpe Diem #901 fields

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hard work, tough labour
planting rice is never fun
rice fields provide food

strawberries

children laugh and run
you and me busy kissing
strawberry field

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the English Garden
taking clothes off in summer
the feeling of freedom

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Carpe Diem Special #187 Georgia’s 3rd, a haibun “idyllic spring”

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Our first year anniversary. We were still students – starving students. We wanted to celebrate our first year, so we booked a cheap hovercraft holiday to Paris. I wasn’t good in travelling by hovercraft in the British Channel, got sea-sick. But we carried on, took the train and stayed in a cheap hotel. That was one spring in Paris. We lived on baguette, wine and cheese. We didn’t mind, it was wonderful. Every day, we walked along the River Seine and hand in hand, waited for the sunset. We loved going to the museums, especially the Musee d’Orsay for all the paintings of Monet, Manet, Renoir, like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” We also spent a lot of time at the garden of Rodin. We sat and contemplated with “The Thinker.” And one sunny day, we climbed up the Eifel Tower – what a view! “We’ll always have Paris,” we promised.

Paris in spring
Our first anniversary
Lived on wine and cheese

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