Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Carpe Diem #32, Chèvrefeuille's 'lonely flower'

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today a new Special haiku written by myself. The haiku which I love to share with you all was my first in English ever. I think I wrote it somewhere in 2006. This haiku was a great success and was translated in a lot of languages e.g. Hindi, German, French and Italian. It made me an international known haiku poet. Since that first English haiku I write all my haiku in English. Of course sometimes I write in Dutch, but the Dutch haiku you can count nowadays on two hands. It's even a struggle to write my haiku in Dutch and sometimes it takes a lot of time before I publish that Dutch haiku, but ... they are also wonderful (how immodest).

kodoku na watashino nakamano tsu no yoruno hana

lonely flower
my companion
for one night

Lonely Cherry Blossom (of my own Sakura)

still lonely
sitting on the porch -
corn flower field

Well ... that was the third Special for this month. I hope you liked it and I hope to see wonderful haiku inspired on this one.
This prompt will stay on 'till April 18th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, threnody (provided by Mark M. Redfearn), later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).


  1. Thank you Kristjaan for composing this haiku... I am not going through a great phase in my life and composing haiku is like solace...

  2. I always laugh when you are so humble, but when you are 'immodest', I laugh even harder....And why on earth should you be modest - your a rock star of haiku...

  3. Oh that 2nd haiku of yours is spellbinding Kristjaan - especially after the first. Really special.

  4. I really like these haiku of yours... It's tough to do something with this as inspiration

  5. I really like both of these and think it's okay of you to say you do, too. It's okay if you know you are good. I imagine your Dutch haiku are lovely, too, although I don't have the pleasure of knowing the language.