Friday, August 8, 2014

Carpe Diem #535, Pearls

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I haven't a lot of time today, so I have decided to create a not so long post for today. That means ... I only share the words of Khalil Gibran from Sand and Foam. I hope you don't mind.
Today our prompt is pearls and I have found a few nice 'verses' from Sand and Foam ...

[...] "Perhaps the sea's definition of a shell is the pearl. Perhaps time's definition of coal is the diamond." [...]

[...] "A pearl is a temple built pain around a grain of sand." [...]

Credits: Pearl
And here is my attempt to write a haiku inspired on this 'verse' by Gibran.

catching oysters
to serve to my beloved wife -
pearl necklace

© Chèvrefeuille

Hm ... not as strong as I had hoped, maybe I will change it later, but for now ... this haiku gives words to my feelings ...

Another try:

wandering along the sea
in the footprints left an oyster
shimmering of a pearl

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until August 11th at noon. I will post our new episode, pebble, later on. 


  1. Pearl opens up such interesting interpretations - I really love that beauty comes through pain.. I especially like your second haiku.

  2. After reading Georgias haiku on wisdom --- I got to think about pearls for swine... a lot like the wasted wisdom of today.