Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the place to be if you like to write and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms such as choka and kikobun. It’s a warmhearted family of haiku poets created by Chèvrefeuille, a Dutch haiku poet. Japanese poetry is the poetry of nature and it gives an impression of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. ++ ALL WORKS PUBLISHED ARE COPYRIGHTED AND THE RIGHTS BELONG TO THE AUTHORS ++ !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!
I love to make an announcement. In May 2015 I love to honor "my haiku-master" Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). All our daily prompts will have to do with Matsuo Basho and I will try to "revisit" (and maybe "revise") haiku composed by him and I will try to tell you all more about him and his influence on our beloved haiku. In May 2015 we will follow him on his journey into the deep north in our CD-specials.
All the haiku which I will use will be haiku translated by Jane Reichhold ... to honor her too. I think she has meant a lot for the acceptation and appreciation of haiku worldwide as poetry. In May 2015 I will invite you all to submit haiku in the spirit of Matsuo Basho for our first Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Kukai. I will explain 'kukai' later on this month.
I am looking forward to this Basho-month and I hope you all will be thrilled too for this Basho-month and the upcoming first 'kukai' of our Haiku Kai.
a powerful wind embraces
the ancient cedars