Friday, June 5, 2015

Carpe Diem Time Machine #9, bees

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Last month while we were on the trail with Basho I haven't made CD Time Machine episodes, but this month it will return. And today is the "re-start" of this special feature in which we are diving into our rich Carpe Diem Haiku Kai history. Today we go back to our prompt bees, it wasn't a prompt specific, but we have had a few prompts in which bees occurred one of them was the prompt honey (April 2013) I remember that day quit well, because our queen abdicated from her throne in favor of her son Alexander.
In that post I referred to a mysterious illness that caused a lot of bees their life. And I remember that I wrote several haiku about that.

all over the world
honeybees are dying -
flowers never bloom again

flowers never bloom again
Mother Earth's face will be

no more fruits to eat
all over the world

© Chèvrefeuille

And I challenge you today with this new episode of CD's Time Machine to write an all new haiku, tanka or haibun about bees. Just to celebrate their beauty and their task for life.

I conclude this episode with an oldie .... a haiga ....

This Time Machine episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 8th at noon (CET). Have fun ...

By the way you can find the referred episode HERE 

1 comment:

  1. Haiku is a good way to give the bee a day in the sun!!!