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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Carpe Diem #97, crocus
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I am a bit late today, but I had other things to do, but I have to publish this new episode of Carpe Diem.
I have read wonderful haiku on yesterday's prompt 'ember' suggested by Bjorn. It was a joy to read them and comment them. Several contributors used sunset (or sun rise) as an image for 'ember'. It was really a surprise to read that in some way you are connected with each other. Looks like a commonly consciousness and that, my dear friends, I like very much in haiku.
Haiku making us one ... isn't it wonderful?
Today we share haiku on 'crocus', one of the first flowers of Spring. Here in The Netherlands, now cold and covered with snow, we have had a period of soft winter, to warm for the time of year. And here and there fragile flowers and trees started to bloom. Mother Nature is in some way confused I think and I hope that those fragile blossoming will survive this cold period with snow and frost.
blooming in the ice wind
how strong will it be?
snow falls gently
covers fragile crocuses
early Spring feeling
a snowman melts in the sun
How strong will they be those little crocuses?
snow has gone
colorful crocuses blooming
longing for Spring
Have fun, be inspired and creative and share your haiku with us here on Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'til January 17th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode of Carpe Diem (hopefully) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
That will be a new Carpe Diem Special, a haiku by Masaoka Shiki, our haiku master for this month. To give you the chance to write your haiku inspired on the one by Shiki I will give his haiku here already:
samui fuyubura suto sugegasano watashino kubini katto kadoo
cold winter blast
a cord of a sedge hat
cut into my neck