Friday, April 24, 2015

Carpe Diem Full Circle #1, Sunflower Reflection

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today not a Tan Renga Challenge but a “new” challenge which I have called ''Full Circle''. I have presented this feature on our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special weblog earlier. The goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It's a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of it's place on the clock e.g. sunflower you have to use for line one (1) and rain storm for line two (2) and so on.

I will give you twelve (12) words (for every ''hour'') one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.
Here are the 12 (twelve) words for this new episode:

1. sunflower
2. rain storm
3. puddles
4. beach
5. waves
6. making love
7. seagulls
8. rain storm
9. lightning
10. mountain
11. peony
12. nightingale

If you follow the words clock wise than you can compose four new haiku. This new feature is just for fun and I hope you will as much enjoy it as I did have fun and joy to create it.

Sunflower Reflection

Here is an example of a new haiku written with the first three words:

broken sunflower
torn apart through a rain storm -
puddles on the path

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode of "Full Circle" is open for your submissions at noon (CET) and will remain open until May 1st  at noon (CET). Have fun! Just enjoy this "Full Circle" haiku-composing.


  1. This was fun. I enjoy wordles. Thanks KP.

  2. What a fun and different exercise! I, somehow, almost missed it and am glad I didn't!