Monday, April 20, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #143, Kala Ramesh's "wild violets"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Time flies and so we have already our fourth CD-Special by our featured haiku poet Kala Ramesh. It's really a joy to read her haiku and they are all wonderful in my opinion. Today I have chosen a haiku which brought me a haiku in mind by Basho (1644-1694). Why? Because of the theme ... violets.

seek on high bare trails
sky-reflecting violets...
mountain-top jewels

© Basho (1644-1694)
It's also a nice haiku and it has the same theme as this beauty by Kala:
wild violets . . .
he finally agrees
to the path I took
© Kala Ramesh
Credits: Wild Violets
 Well ... as you all (maybe) know the goal of the CD-Specials is to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given.

Here is my attempt to write a haiku in the spirit of Kala:

the roadside
covered with colorful violets
and horse droppings

© Chèvrefeuille

Hm .... not a strong haiku, but I like that little twist in it.

This CD-Special is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 23th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, a new Ghost Writer post, later on.



  1. Your haiku may not be strong in your opinion, but it made me giggle on a Monday.

  2. There is that Japanese humour in yours there, Chevrefeuille, as ell as real life, and proof it is a traveller's trail

  3. love the juxtaposition of beautiful violets and horse residue! Life! Yin and Yang

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  4. I love your humour, Kristjaan, in French it is quite interesting and quite poetic: horse droppings in Quebecois: les pommes de routes (apples of the road) :D