Saturday, February 16, 2013

Carpe Diem #123, Bell (provided by Dulcina)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another day to be inspired and share haiku with Carpe Diem. Today our prompt is 'Bell' (provided by Dulcina of Dulcina's Garden). At the start of Carpe Diem I had already used 'Wedding Bells', so first I thought 'Bell' isn't a good prompt, but after a while ... I think 'Bell' is a wonderful prompt to share haiku on. So today we share haiku on 'Bell'. 

I have found a wonderful haiku written by Buson, one of the four greatest haiku masters, and I love to share that with you:

tsuriganeni tomarite nemuru kochoukana

On a temple bell
Alights and naps
A butterfly

I like the fragility of the butterfly napping on the big temple bell.

Credits: Temple Bell

Wow isn't it a beauty this temple bell? A great source of inspiration I think, but what do you think of Mr. Bell, the man of the telephone? Could also be a source of inspiration, but that's up to you.

I have chosen for the temple bell as source for my inspiration.

from far away
the sound of the temple bell
echoing through the mist

echoing through the mist
the strong sound of a temple bell -
scared butterfly

scared butterfly
flies in from far away
temple bell - dreams

Have fun with this prompt and share your haiku with us ...

By the way: I am a bit behind with commenting, but I will try to catch up ... forgive me if I haven't commented on your post.

This prompt will stay on 'till February 18th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post, 'Iceberg' (provided by YerPirate) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).


  1. it's a great prompt ^^ i've seen everyone's interpretation and they're all so wonderfully unique ^^ everyone sees bells so differently ^^i love your haiku about temple bells and the startled butterfly :)

  2. More wonderful haiku and love the idea of 'sacred butterfly' ~ ^_^

  3. Wonderful feeling of the temple bell echoing through the mist.

  4. Temple bells echoing--through mist or otherwise--call me to attention, as do your words celebrating this sacred sound. Thank you, Kristjaan.

  5. I like the thought of bells. There are so many; school, church, wedding, telephone. dinner, and when I was a child we had a recess bell.

  6. I didn't think of it, but when I was married the first time,
    my husband wanted a ship's bell clock so I got one from him
    for Christmas. His mother was visiting and said it was like
    living in a rail road crossing !