Saturday, November 29, 2014

Carpe Diem #615, Exodus

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am a bit sad because this will be our last episode of November 2014. I loved making this months posts and I am so proud of all your wonderful posts I have read, even re-read, it's really a honor to be your host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I just feel the warmth of a loving family of haiku-poets ... thanks to you all ... Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has become what it is now and I hope to be your host for a long time and I hope that CDHK will evolve further and that it will growth to an even more greater and loving family of haiku-poets.

Arigato (Thank You)
Today our last prompt of November is Exodus, as we know it from the Israelites as they fleed Egypt with Moses, but it's also a kind of feeling ... of leaving, departure ... and as you all know December 1st winter is starting according to meteorologists. So today is saying goodbye to autumn and welcoming winter.
Welcoming winter in December means in this part of the world (Northern Hemisphere) that we will have frost, snow and coldness and in December we will have all modern kigo for Winter as compiled by Jane Reichhold in her "A Dicitionary of Haiku", a modern Saijiki.

a last leaf
swirls on the wind towards the east -
first snow falls gently

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode, the very last of November, is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 2nd at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our new episode, the first of December, accepting the finite, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your inspired haiku with us all here at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


  1. Thanks to you mate! Really has been and is a great ride. Your haiku on this post is really quite special, I must say.

  2. Thank YOU, Chevrefeuille, for the hours and hours you put into Carpe Diem, making this a great place to learn, to share, to hone our skills - !

    Namaste --

  3. Merci bien, Kristjaan, for being so paitient and helpful to this family of yours that keeps growing. you are a great mentor and inspiration. I think these past few months here has helped me grow and writing for `Paradise`came so much easier as I can savourer les moments de bonheure.

  4. I hope you are our host for a long time too. No one does it better. Seriously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so awesome, Chev!

  5. PS. You wrote a lovely haiku on this prompt. Just lovely.

  6. I wrote this poem as my son left after a lovely visit so it fit quite well with the Exodus theme. And yes thanks so much Kristjaan for making this such a wonderful community.

  7. One of the very best challenge hosts on the web. Teaching, encouraging and helping your family members grow. You ability to balance such a busy life and do this blog is amazing. Beautiful haiku on Exodus. Blessings.