DearHaijin, visitors and travelers,
Before we go on with our "harvested' prompts from "Manuscript found in Accra", by Paulo Coelho, I would love to say something. Yesterday a comment given by Magical Mystical Teacher made me think. MMT says: [...] "A small observation: Participation in commenting on other people's posts seems to have fallen off recently..." [...] I first didn't understand what MMT meant to say, but after a reaction I gave I saw the meaning of this. And I think MMT is right. As we have submitted our haiku we all hope for comments on it and I think MMT is right. When we are submitting our verses we have to comment on others, because that's why we share our haiku here. As I look at myself ... I too haven't always commented on the haiku of our contributors. Of course sometimes you have no time to comment, but maybe then you can try to comment later. As your host it's a lot of work to prepare every episode. By the way I love to write these posts, but I don't have always time to comment immediately, but I do visit all of you. On wordpress I sometimes like only the posts, but on blogger I have to comment every time, because there is no liking possibility. Please my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers try to give your comments on all of our contributors work if you can. If you don't have the time, then try to comment later. OK ... I hope that you all understand this and that we all will do our best to comment on every post. Thank you all for your work, your effort to write and share your haiku with us here on Carpe Diem.
Sacrifice? The first thing which came in mind was the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who gave His life for the world, but as I look at my work as a oncology-nurse ... sacrifice has another meaning. As I look at the family of my patients when their beloved is in his/her last phase of life they give everything to be at their site ... that's real sacrifice ... giving up your own life to be their at the bedsite of your dying beloved one. My haiku for this episode is inspired on that kind of sacrifice.
own life on hold
to be there next to his brother -
what a sacrifice
what a sacrifice
all her beloved ones gathering
around her death bed
Maybe a sad set of haiku, but in my opinion this is what sacrifice means. I hope this short post will inspire you all to write and share your haiku with Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'til July 9th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will (try to) post our next episode, Ambition, later on today around 8.00 PM (CET). Our linking widget for 'sacrifice' is now open for submissions!!