Friday, October 19, 2012

Carpe Diem, #20 rough sea


A new day rises and with the rise of the sun there is a new Carpe Diem. Today the prompt is rough sea a lovely prompt I would say.

When I was preparing this episode for Carpe Diem a haiku by Basho came in mind.

the rough sea
flowing toward Sado Isle (*)
the River of Heaven

(*) When direct control from mainland Japan started around the 8th century, the island's remoteness meant that it soon became a place of banishment for difficult or inconvinient Japanese figures. Exile was a very serious punishment, second only to the death penalty, and people weren't expected to return. (Source: wikipedia)

Sado, seen from the sea
This haiku was included in 'Oku No Hosomichi' or 'The Road to the Deep North', a haibun written by Basho. Here is my haiku for rough sea for your inspiration.

dark clouds drifting
waves become higher
a rough sea

Rough Sea

This prompt will stay on 'till October 21th 11.59 AM (CET) and the new episode of Carpe Diem I will publish today around 10.00 PM (CET). That will be nightingale.
Be inspired, be happy, have fun ... write and share your haiku with Carpe Diem.



  1. The sea growing up, the sky coming down, perfect description of the situation, Kristjaan. I like dark clouds drifting.
    Tonight I am lazy: only three haiku...
    Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Very well done Kristjaan. I love the pictures you painted with your haiku...I like dark clouds drifting too...very nice...hugs shakira