Sunday, October 28, 2012

Carpe Diem #29, flying

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another Carpe Diem, seize the day to write a new haiku. Our prompt for today is flying and I think it's not an easy one to write a haiku about.
Just try it, have fun, be inspired and share your compositions with Carpe Diem.

flying away
into oblivion
drinking to much

drinking to much
once in a lifetime
flying away

flying away
into the dream world
dreamcatcher shield

dreamcatcher shield
splitting the bad from the good
flying away
Dreamcatchers are amulets that are protecting you from bad dreams and help you to remember your dreams. I can't remember my dreams, but I once had a dream to become a haiku poet ...
The set of haiku above were written with that dream in mind ...

This prompt will stay on 'till October 30th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new Special Prompt #5 today around 10.00 PM (CET). The new Special Prompt is the last Special of this month and it's also the last haiku written by Basho which I will use. The Special Prompts of November will be haiku written by Kobayashi Issa (1763-1826)

Kobayashi Issa

But that's for November. To give you the opportunity to think about our last Basho Special Prompt I will give the haiku here:

in one house
prostitutes lie down to sleep
bush clover and the moon

Well ... the first month of Carpe Diem is almost over. As promised I will publish our new promptlist for November today around 10.00 PM (CET)


  1. Taking another opportunity to thank you for hosting memes for all of us aspiring haiku poets. I have learned a lot from your blogs, and hope to learn more. You have piqued my interest in topics new to me. And, as always, thanx for your lovely haiku...

  2. Interesting connection with Native American dream catchers in your haiku ~ four very similar yet versatile haiku ~ not sure I am a big fan of 'cascading haiku' ~ tend to like the brevity of Basho haiku ~ thanks again for hosting and providing a forum and ideas for us haiku poets ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    1. I love the cascading haiku, but I think that I sometimes over do that form. The Basho-way is also my favorite. By the way ... I am busy creating a new haiku form ... as a concept form I call it 'troiku'. I think that new form is Awesome. Soon to come more.

  3. Looking forward to learning about your 'troiku' (sounds Russian and hope it has nothing to do with the political troika, hehehe).
    A drunkard flying into oblivion protected by the dreamcatcher shield ... interesting take in the prompt.
    Thanks for sharing, Kristjaan.

  4. Kristjaan, I would like to thank you so much for sharing so much for your love for Haiku. Blessed you for your creativity, generosity and most of all, your compassion. hugs shakira