Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another week has gone by and today I love to share another wonderful haiku written by our featured haiku-poet for this month, Hando. I have read wonderful haiku inspired on our first Special by Hando written by you all, my dear friends and family-members.
The haiku for today, is the following:
footprints in the sand
to here and there and nowhere
and the gull flying
|Footprints in the sand|
This photo did brought a poem into my mind ... a poem about the Lord carrying us, so I have sought for that poem and I found it. I love to share it with you all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."
It's a wonderful poem I think and I loved sharing it with you all, but now back to our Special haiku by Hando ... this haiku inspired me to write the following haiku:
along the sea side
just the sound of the waves -
finally found peace
This episode will stay on until December 11th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Prophecy, later on today around 7.00 PM (CET) !! This Special episode is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!