Monday, February 11, 2013

Carpe Diem #119, Windmill (provided by YerPirate)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another day has gone by. Time really flies ... we are almost at the end of the first half of February and I have read wonderful haiku the last days. It's really a joy to be your host ... and it makes me humble ... that I may do this.

joy of writing
for all the friends of Carpe Diem -
makes me humble

Today we share haiku on 'Windmill' (provided by YerPirate of Tea with a Pirate) I think it's a lovely prompt. As you know I am living in The Netherlands and next to our Tulips and Wooden Shoes we're known by our windmills. We have a lot of them in our little country. You can see them everywhere and than I am talking about the historical ones, but also on those ugly new ones for making electricity. Those modern windmills you can see and find everywhere in my country and in the region where I live, the Polder (the Low Lands) you see them everywhere even close to the cities.

Credits: windmill

Or what do you say of this wonderful Dutch Windmill:

Credits: Dutch Windmill

And maybe you know the story of Don Quixote, a Spanish hero, who fought against windmills. Windmills like this one:

Credits: Spanish windmill

All stunning examples of windmills.

lost battle
fighting against windmills
a Spanish hero

Well ... I am not that inspired today. So this will do it ... for now. Have fun and share your haiku with Carpe Diem. And remember 'don't fight against windmills, you will be defeated'.

This prompt will stay on 'til February 13th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode of Carpe Diem later on today. That will be 'Vanity', one of the seven sins.


  1. windmills are so elegant in design and purpose....I think you always seem inspired, in varying degrees (smiles)

  2. This was a challenging prompt!!

  3. Carpe Diem
    Daily brilliance

    Thank you Kristjaan for all your work. I love your Don Quixote take, and I hope we can say like minds when you see mine.

  4. is that about Don Quixote? well, inspired or not i think it's a fantastic haiku!^^

  5. Windmills always make me think of miniature golf, although I think they are lovely. I have always loved the story of Don Quixote.

  6. Wonderful post as always and photography and haiku are beautifully done ~ Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

  7. storyteller's windmill
    sails as haiku from the globe
    carpe diem centre

  8. Beautiful photos and an inspiring haiku. Wonderful work, Chev.

  9. I do love the old windmills you shared today... and your haiku is brilliant.

  10. I love the tilting at windmills reference in your haiku Kristjaan - our fearless haiku knight :)

  11. You make me laugh when you say you are not inspired and follow up with an awesome haiku. I always appreciate your visit. Thank-you. P

  12. really enjoyed this prompt, thanks

  13. Yes, I always smile if you say you are not inspired, because then you produce a clear,light haiku. Thanks for including this prompt.