Thursday, November 8, 2018

Carpe Diem #1541 Evening (modern kigo)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

First this: I have a new job. Next month I will start as an oncology nurse on the hematology unit of an University Medical Center at Amsterdam. It's a new challenge for me and the perspectives are wonderful for the future. So ... you all will understand that I am happy.

Back to our Autumn month "the leaves are falling" ... Today I have chosen two nice haiku by Jane Reichhold taken from her "A Dictionary of Haiku" section Autumn, subsection Celestial. The challenge today is to create a short renga with the given haiku, both themed "evening", with a maximum of eight stanza and at least four stanza.

Autumn Evening

Here are the two haiku by Jane to work with:

evening comes
wrapped in sea fog
tied with webs

evening sea fog
descending into sun-dried grass
sweaty lovers

© Jane Reichhold

Two beauties I dare to say. I still miss Jane, as many of you will do too, but through my choices of themes and haiku I hope to honor her as long as CDHK will be alive and kicking.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 15th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new weekend meditation later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. Congratulations on the new job, Kristjaan! I wish you success and happiness. :)

  2. Congratulations on your new job, Kristjaan; happy for you!

  3. Congratulations Kristjaan, that is wonderful news. I wish you every success in your new job! :o)

  4. All the best for your new job. Cheers!

  5. Congratulations on your new position! I wish you the best!

  6. Woohoo...we all share in your happiness at finding your new job.
    Let's have a party:)

  7. Congratulations, Kristjan! Wish you much success and happiness.