Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Carpe Diem #39, blue

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today it's all blue what we will write for Carpe Diem. Blue is my favorite color. I love blue clothes and therefor I wear mostly jeans. Jeans giving me a good feeling, a feeling of joy and freedom ... and they are almost commonly blue. So this prompt must be an easy one to write haiku about.

wearing blue jeans
sign of happiness and freedom -
bleached with stones

bleached with stones
jeans almost falling apart
can't throw them away

Blue ... the color of the sky, the color of the sea, blues the music I love.

Awesome! Blues ... my kind of music ... giving me joy and the feeling of freedom.

blues night
at the pub around the corner
drinking Guinness

patches of clouds
torn apart and drifting away
ah! that blue sky

My brother was a big fan of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and they had a song which I listen often. It was called 'Mr. Blue Sky'. It gives me that great feeling that my brother is in heaven. He passed away several years ago died of lungcancer. I miss him every day. So I love to share that song by ELO here:

in memoriam
mister blue sky high in heaven
missing him

This prompt will stay on 'till November 9th 11.59 AM (CET). Our new prompt will be indigo and I will publish that episode of Carpe Diem today around 10.00 PM (CET).

I hope you enjoyed this episode on Blue and I hope that it inspired you all to write wonderful haiku. Please leave a comment after linking.


  1. All four are wonderful ~ my favorites are the first and last ~ love my blue jeans and loving memories of those who have gone before ~ Also, 'ah, that blue sky ~ tend to love the nature haiku ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. amusing, your 'ode to blue jeans', or as we call them in the US - dungarees...I feel your sense of loss in the last haiku - I lost my sister to cancer 2 yrs. ago....So much of the music I listen to is music she turned me on to...

  3. Blue is also my favorite color, although I'm afraid my offering for today is far from inspired!

  4. Blue is my favourite colour, maybe I feel a bit restricted therefore. I'll be attending a congress in Washington tomorrow, so I don't know, when I'll have the time to put up the other colours. How long will you keep the link-in open?

    1. Good day Lothar, I will keep the link-in open for several days after. So ... you can post your haiku after your congress.

    2. I never had stonebleached jeans, but "jeans almost falling apart / can't throw them away" hits the mark. I've nearly written the book "Zen in the Art of Jeans Mending". :-)

  5. Can't throw them away, right!, nice tribute to blue jeans - they came to my mind too - and the other haiku are blue, filled with loving memories.
    Thanks for sharing "Mr Blue Sky".

  6. Great cascading haiku, Kris! The blue jeans is a natural phenomena. Too old to wear but too new to dispose off!


  7. Tried to enter my link.. I am late today, but it says it will be open.
    Here is my entry for blue

    Very nice entries Kristjaan, liked the first one on the jeans.. :-)

  8. A sad feel when we reflect back on a loved one. The remembrance mends the sadness even a little, it is still felt! Nicely Kris!