Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Maybe you all have heard about the events in Brussels Belgium. I was shocked as I heard the news. Again freedom is at stake. I wish to say here:
"This is an outrages attack on freedom and I feel sorry that the world has become a place were you have to watch out every day again, you have to look over your shoulder ... freedom lost".
reaching to the sun to share their beauty
Mother Earth needs love
My thoughts are with the family and friends of the casualties and I am praying for recovering of the wounded not only physical, but also mentally.
As you all know I had to change the "policy" of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I do understand that this is maybe a "strong" measure I have taken, but it's not only for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, you my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers that I have done that. I have done that also for myself. I created Carpe Diem Haiku Kai to promote our beloved haiku (and other Japanese poetry) and give the haiku-poets a platform to share their haiku and to be published. It was only something I loved doing from deep down my heart and the love for haiku.
In a way this whole idea has brought me into "the line of fire", but I had only good thoughts and feelings with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and the haiku-family members. It made me sad to see that there are family-members who have decided to leave their haiku family. Of course I respect that choice, but it feels like a knife in my heart.
The above response I first wouldn't publish here, but I just had to, because my heart is broken and the future of Carpe Diem is at stake ...
Than to respond on a few questions from our haiku family members according to the "Time"-kukai and the Renga Party. During the discussion mentioned above I had to remove a few links from the Renga and I hope to re-start the renga today. The results of the "Time" kukai are already gathered, but as you all know I always create an e-book with the submitted haiku for the kukai, but I have to look if there are any haiku submitted by the members who have asked me to remove their haiku from any e-book I have created. To remove those haiku isn't a fun experience, but it has to be done, because I respect the choice of those who are leaving Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
|a loving embrace|
To conclude this CD-Extra I have changed the "header" of CDHK too.
you my dear friends I embrace -
shared by a bunch of haiku poets
from all over the world