Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today another "flash-back" into Carpe Diem's history. Today we have a prompt which I had in December 2012, the last month of that year. In that month I decided to try Carpe Diem for another year and ... I am glad I did go on with this wonderful weblog. As I look at how Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has evolved to a haiku-family with an awesome group of regular contributors ... wow ... I couldn't have dreamed that as I started.
In December 2012 I had the first month with classical kigo (seasonwords) for winter and it amazed me how much response I got on all those wonderful classical kigo. And in that month we had all haiku by Yosa Buson as our featured haiku-poet. It really was an awesome month than. It was also the first month in which I sometimes had not enough time to publish a daily prompt ... and than I realized ... "O.M.G. what have I started?"
|Carpe Diem Logo December 2012|
If you want to read this "re-prise" post again than click HERE than you can read that episode again. For today however I have chosen to only share a nice picture of the Spearflower or Manryoo (as is the classic Japanese kigo) and a haiku by Yozakura, our "unknown" haiku-poet of our last Wednesday GW-post. I happened to find a picture of him which I also will share with you here.
tempting the sparrows with their color -
graveyard in the mist
© Yozakura (1640-1716)
And here is a picture of him which I recently discovered:
sparrows picking them from the snow
in my backyard