Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the place to be if you like to write and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms such as choka and kikobun. It’s a warmhearted family of haiku poets created by Chèvrefeuille, a Dutch haiku poet. Japanese poetry is the poetry of nature and it gives an impression of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. ++ ALL WORKS PUBLISHED ARE COPYRIGHTED AND THE RIGHTS BELONG TO THE AUTHORS ++ !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!
Carpe Diem Special 213 "Whitecaps on the bay" by Richard Wright
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
For this first CD-Special of July I have chosen a beautiful haiku by Richard Wright who was not only a gifted writer of novels, but also a gifted haiku poet. Richard Nathaniel Wright (1908 –1960) was an American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.
The haiku I love to share for your inspiration is a beauty I think and it gives really an impression of a scene that just lasts for one moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown in water.
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
As you all know the goal of the CD-Specials is to write a new haiku (or tanka) in the same tone, sense and spirit as the given one. So I hope that this haiku will inspire you.