Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #46, Jane Reichhold's "forgotten brook"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Our next Special haiku by Jane Reichhold is in my opinion a little gem. In the first Special by Jane Reichhold we had a New Year haiku, today we go in to Spring. A nice Spring haiku written by Jane for your inspiration.
As you all can see I have made a new logo for our Specials. It's the Eye of Horus and it stands for wisdom and knowledge ... so I thought that this could be a nice new logo for our Specials, in the Specials we are looking closer to a haiku written by a haiku-poet or haiku-poetess.

Jane Reichhold

Let us look closer at her haiku for today's Special:

forgotten brook
running the centuries down
locked in rock

What do we read, see, hear, smell and feel? As I close my eyes and try to imagine the scene of this haiku I feel happiness. I hear the gurgling of the forgotten brook, I smell the fresh Spring air and I feel the breeze. I hear the sweet voices of birds and I feel the silence and the joy that I have found this forgotten brook. A hidden paradise just around the corner. What a sensational haiku ... I am so proud that I may introduce this haiku written by Jane to you all my dear friends.

Just to remind you: the goal of this Special Carpe Diem episode is to be inspired by the haiku of Jane and write a new haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit. My inspired haiku:

timeless beauty -
the glint of polished pebbles
in the crystal brook

Credits: polished pebbles

Well ... my dear friends ... I hope you all did enjoy this episode. I am looking forward to all of your wonderful haiku inspired on this haiku by Jane Reichhold.

This prompt will stay on 'til July 12th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, tribulation, later on today around 8.00 PM (CET). !! Open for submissions on this Special at 8.00 PM today !!


  1. The haiku you've chosen to be the inspiration this time is really amazing but must admit yours flows as beautifully, Kristjaan.

  2. I agree with Ese, but I got another feeling from the haiku. Isn't that great that we all conjure different images.

  3. Such a beautiful creation, Kristjaan.. It made me take a deep breath. The image of pebbles is full of splendor.

  4. I enjoy reading your inspiration and direction from the forgotten brook. I appreciate your sharing your time, talent and gifts with us.

    Great new logo for the specials. :)