Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back In Time "Carpe Diem Full Circle"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It is Wednesday again and that means ... Tokubetsudesu time ... This Wednesday I love to go back in time, not very far in our history, but to somewhere in 2014. In that year I introduced an all new part of the CDHK family in which I offered you only Special features. One of those special features was "Carpe Diem Full Circle".

Logo of "Carpe Diem Full Circle"
In that special feature I gave you 12 words (like a wordle), but every word corresponded with one of the numbers on a clock. For example: 1 on the clock was "spring", 2 on the clock was "cherry" and so on. The goal was to create haiku with the given words following clockwise. For example: If "spring" was at number 1, you had to start your new haiku with a sentence in which you used "spring".

I love to challenge you today with the following 12 words which you have to use following the numbers on the clock, clockwise.

Here are the 12 words you have to use:

1. summer
2. princess

3. willow
4. oasis
5. palmtree(s)

6. camels
7. cruise-ship
8. snow
9. rainbow
10. yellow
11. shrine
12. prayer (or praying)

Willow (Bonsai)

As you follow these words than you can create four (4) new haiku. Let me give you an example with the first three words:

hot summer day
the young princess and her lover
hiding under the willow

© Chèvrefeuille

I hope you understand the idea behind this challenge and I am looking forward to your responses. Have fun!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 26th at noon (CET). I wll try to publish our next episode, Latvia, later on.


  1. Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu # 84:

    summer woods
    faint scent of princess pine
    preparing willow water

    desert oasis
    palm tree shade
    a camel's half-closed eyes

    cruise ship slowing to a stop
    glacial snow
    over the ice flow a rainbow

    yellow robes
    monks at the Nepalese shrine
    bent in prayer

    1. You did a great job with this Full Circle challenge

  2. This was an interesting challenge! My series turned into a story, coming full-circle.