Monday, August 1, 2016

Carpe Diem #1012 Sunshine

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the second episode of this month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month I gave the "title" "The Power of Words" and that title refers to the prompts I have chosen to use this month. Maybe you remember our Carpe Diem special feature "Use That Quote", in which I challenged you to create a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired on the words (quotes) of known and unknown people. Yesterday I shared a quote by Gandhi to inspire you and today I have a nice quote by Hans Christian Andersen, the renown writer of fairy-tales and (as you maybe know) one of his fairy tales was about the "Little Mermaid".

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
While we aere busy with our Europe Ginko we visited Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, were you can find a beautiful statue of the "Little Mermaid".

Here is the quote by Hans Christian Andersen to inspire you:

[...] "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." [...] Hans Christian Andersen

A quote which could have been from a haiku poet ... one with nature ... trumpeting the beauty of Mother Earth.

early sunrise
fragile morning glory awakens
dew drops glisten

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will be open until August 6th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, a Tokubetsudesu episode, later on. For now .... have fun!