Sunday, October 6, 2019

Carpe Diem #1758 Hummingbird

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. I had a great weekend, we had our grandchildren to visit together with their dad (our eldest son) and it was a very nice and fun weekend. I also visited my mom who has been diagnozed with vasculair dementia recently. She can live with care in her own home, but ofcourse as her only son I visit her often. It's always a joy to visit her, but it is not easy to see is losing her memory.

This month we are celebrating our 7th anniversary with a tribute to the small creatures and creations of Mother Nature. Those small creatures are not only insects, but also lottle birds, like the Hummingbird ... our prompt for today. To inspire you I have a wonderful short video for you (Source: You Tube Channel NGC).

I ran through my archives and found a few haiku themed "hummingbird":

a passionflower
opens her heart with golden nectar
for the hummingbird

what a pretty sight
a hummingbird searching for nectar
Lily's cup

the hummingbird
his wings waving away the wind
looks for nectar

© Chèvrefeuille (2012)

Three beauties I think, but I think you all can create haiku that are far more better than the three created by me.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 13th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.


  1. My dad (RIP) developed vascular dementia after having a major hemorrhagic stroke in 2004. He passed away in 2011. Towards the end, he was starting to sundown and was mistaking things happening on TV for real events. He had been a college professor. It was hard to watch his decline.

    1. Sorry to hear that The Real Cie. My mom her vascular dementia is slowly becoming more worse, but I am happy that she still can stay in her own home, but it makes me real sad that she sometimes forgets the names of my wife and children or actual world news.