Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #90 Back In Time "Let The Music Inspire You"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It is Wednesday again and as you know Wednesday is Tokubetsudesu day here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In the Tokubetsudesu episodes this month I will "revisit" several special features which I created for Carpe Diem, so we are going "back in time".

Back in summer 2014 I introduced a special feature titled "Let The Music Inspire You" and as the title already says ... the goal is to create a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired on a piece of music.

This was the logo of "Let The Music Inspire You"
I remember that the introduction episode was about the beauty of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and there were three submissions. It seemed that this special feature wasn't a good choice or maybe to early in our existence. So ... who knows ... this Tokubetsudesu episode will bring back that feeling, maybe not.

The above video is the singer/instrumentalist/pianist Yanni with Felitsa (a song he wrote for his mom) and the created video is by Paky.D

I hope you do like this wonderful piece of music. And ... I hope it will inspire you to create a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 7th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, a new quote to inspire you, later on.


  1. Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu # 90 " Let the music inspire you ":

    carried away on a great wave
    message in a bottle
    matte kudasai

  2. Such a good prompt idea. Surprising few response see first time around. Pity I missed some this month.