Monday, October 22, 2012

Carpe Diem #23 praying

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we have praying for prompt in our Carpe Diem haiku meme. Praying is a powerful craft to seek support in difficult and sad times. I think everyone, if you belief or not, prays sometimes. I myself pray when I can't decide on something I have to do or to seek support by a Higher Power. I don't believe in God, but I believe that there is something I use to call 'Higher Power' or 'Spirit'.
As you maybe know I am an oncology nurse and when I had to graduate for it I had to do a research. I researched the need for spirituality and religion for patients with cancer. That research was an eye-opener ... patients with cancer had a big support of their religion or spirtuality. They even felt a better person notwithstanding their illness.
Credits: Praying
Praying ... not an easy one to write a haiku about, but I think I can of course write a haiku about it. Let's go doing some haiku composing on praying.

praying hands
stronger than weapons
I believe

I believe
praying to a Higher Power
gives me strenght

praying eagle
looking for his prey
in the meadow

in the meadow
a campagnol seeking for food
will become food

praying eagle
dives down to the meadow
catches a campagnol

This prompt will stay on 'till October 24th 11.59 AM (CET). I will post our new Special Prompt #4, another haiku by Basho today around 10.00 PM (CET)

This is the Special Prompt haiku by Basho:

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell


  1. Some people call that Spirit or High Power... God, the question is that humans give different names to that spiritual high power.
    Love your praying hands stronger than weapons, yes, and I pity that poor little campagnol looking for food, food itself. I think the campagnol must know how to pray.

    1. Thank you Dulcina for your kind comment on my haiku cascade. I truly believe that their is a Higher Power. And you are so right by saying that everyone is giving It a own name.

  2. I am amazed that I see such wonderful haiku on praying. I really thought this was a difficult prompt, but as I read all your nice haiku than I can only say ... awesome. Thank you all for giving me a purpose to go on with Carpe Diem.

    Namaste, Shalom, Blessed Be

  3. I want to spiritual quest has been enlightening, as I read such wonderful posts like yours....I am still on the fence....

  4. What a wonderfully composed set of haiku.

  5. Beautiful,powerful and such serene praying Haiku . Very well done!!!! hugs shakira