Sunday, July 24, 2016

Carpe Diem Special #216 Patircia Donegan's "lean into the wind"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today, during circumstances, I have made it myself easy. I think you all expected an Utabukuro episode, and that's true, but because of circumstances I will not publish an Utabukuro episode. Sorry.

Today I have a nice CD Special for you with a few haiku created by a renown haiku poet, Patricia Donegan (she edited a special anthology about female haiku poets, but she is also a great haiku poetess), maybe you know her.

Patricia Donegan
These two haiku are created by her and were published in "Haiku Studio":

As rain drops diminish
I hear the tapping
of the monk's wooden bell.

the cypress tree & I
lean into the wind.

© Patricia Donegan 

PS. As always I give credit to the haiku poet/ess,, but I couldn't retrieve an email-address to ask Patricia's permission. I hope she is okay with it.

The goal of the CD-Special is to create an all new haiku trying to catch the same feeling, tone and spirit as the given haiku. Here is my attempt:

the sound of a bell
from a far away place
echoes through the valley

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 29th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, Poplar, later on. Have fun!


  1. Carpe Diem Special # 216 "Lean into the wind" :

    leaning into the wind
    on the lonesome path
    a dusty traveler

  2. times candle
    as suns light each days wick
    owls sleep


  3. What is the translation of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai? or your meaning?

  4. Carpe Diem Haiku Kai literaly means: cease the day haiku group. My meaning? It's a warmhearted family of haiku poets / esses that share haiku on a daily base. It's a daily haiku meme that I started back in 2012. Feel free to participate Leara.

    1. Dear heart, I think you meant "seize the day haiku group". The sound of the two words are very similar but the first one (cease) means to leave to quit - the other (seize) means to grab hold of or embrace. Bastet

  5. raindrops
    spraying the bus windscreen
    soothing tapping om the roof
    while wordless wet trees float by
    -homeward bound