Carpe Diem #364 — Yaroslavsky Terminal Moscow

Credits: Yaroslavsky Terminal Moscow

Well … off we go on our first part of our journey straight through the Soviet Union with the TSR up to Vladivostok and finally we will arrive at Shikoku Island.  I combined a Haiku pared with an American Sentence. Special thanks to Bjorn.

Written for Carpe Diem.

Clouds out my window

violin strings are in the air

a leaving behind

Reflecting on the pleasure of the  journey that will be my future.

Table chair bowl of fruit

train whistles mark my journey

a new life begins


  1. Ha… your comments are very much appreciated… I learned about american sentences a while ago.. to me I think they lend themselves to capture a level of grittiness that went goes well with cities and trainstation…

    Ginsburg was after all well aware of Haiku poetry and he was a Buddhist.. but the sentenses works in some instanses where haiku don’t. To put in som level of juxtaposition and think of them as haiku helps.

    Actually some of the one-line haiku’s by Lolly and Wabi are similar to American Sentenses in a way..


  2. This is a great response on our prompt for today Danny … I like this combining two kinds of poetry a lot. Of course I am more of the haiku, but the American Sentence sounds great too. However I hadn’t heard earlier of American Sentences. Read that for the first time in Bjorn’s post for today’s Carpe Diem prompt.
    Thank you for sharing and being a participant in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


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