Dear Haijin, Visitors and Travelers,
The first Carpe Diem month is almost over. I have read wonderful haiku written and inspired on the given prompts. In Carpe Diem Preview #4 I looked back to the first half of October. In this part I will look to the second half and will mention haiku posted in that part of the month. At the end of this Preview I will give the name of the Haijin (haiku poet) which will be granted our first Carpe Diem Award.
The haiku on the award is by Matsuo Basho, the haiku master which was the haijin for our Special prompts. If you would like to know more about that haiku visit: Basho Revisited my weblog on Matsuo Basho.
Well ... 'till so far our Award ... we will be back to our Award at the end of this Preview.
On October 15th we had for prompt Chrysanthemum, a flower that's seasonword for Autumn and Winter. In our part of the world it's a seasonword for Autumn, but the ancients used it as a seasonword for Winter.
I wrote my first haiga for that prompt:
a whole new sensation
tickles my senses
Wild field, open and full,
hazel shy smiles
(c) Hillary Ginger Piety
And Janet surprised us with:
Autumn looks hotter
when peonies outsmart peers to
life is much duller
without Chrysanthemum's light
peony lets it live
(c) Janet Mooster Zhou
On October 17th we had our third Special Prompt a haiku by Basho. I will reproduce that haiku here again:
a butterfly flies
only in the field
(c) Basho (1685)
This inspired me to write:
the scent of a sunlit meadow
ah! the summer breeze
Butterflies were an inspiration to several of Haijin for this day's Carpe Diem. E.g. the haiku by Magical Mystical Teacher:
in places of light
seeking butterfly wisdom
guide for the journey
(c) Magical Mystical Teacher
Or this one by Mark M. Redfearn:
brushing the mountain
with one wing
(c) Mark M. Redfearn
The prompt 'Religion' we had on October 19th was difficult, but there were great post to that prompt e.g.
planting seeds I wait for
(c) Kathy Donlan
Or this one by Dulcina, who provided us with a wonderful series on religion.
where farmers pray for cattle
and daily bread
(c) Dulcina of Dulcina's Garden
Joanne 4Joy wrote the following one:
love others instead
tolerance and peace today
all hate and war gone
(c) 4 Joy - Joanne
There were several other prompts this second half of October that weren't easy to write a haiku about. On October 23th we had e.g. 'praying'. And as I had thought ... that wasn't an easy one, but Bjorn Brudberg granted us with a nice one:
praying mantis far from good
(c) Bjorn Brudberg
praying mantis on the loose
the men run, confused
(c) Reading Pleasure
And there were post in which the prompt praying became prey as I did myself:
looking for his prey
in the meadow
On October 24th (the birthday of my youngest daughter) we had a Special Prompt on a haiku by Basho:
falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
It was one of the better days in our Carpe Diem history. Eleven Haijin posted their haiku. I will reproduce a few here:
E.g. Carol and ArtMuseDog of 'A Creative Harbor' posted:
leaf falling downward
dancing to it's nature song
(c) Carol and ArtMuseDog
Becca of 'On dragonfly wings with buttercup tea posted:
swirling colors drop
orange, red, purple, yellow
blazing wonder trails
raining dappled leaves
sprinkle, drizzle, shimmering
(c) Becca Givens
When I stumbled in to childhood pictures when I was cleaning out my study I ran into a few nice childhood pictures. It made it easy to write a haiku on 'childhood' a prompt given by Mariya Koleva. We had childhood for prompt on October 27th and I have read beautiful haiku with this theme.
Kaykuala shared a wonderful triplet of haiku with us I will reproduce that triplet here:
a fleeting moment
seemed like only yesterday
apple of the eye
cute and cuddy, given
to smothered kisses and hugs
radiant and playful
of infants and youth
must it all end suddenly
childhood wrested off!
This was really an adventure to me. hosting a daily haiku meme was great and still is. I have read wonderful haiku and I have met new people that granted us with their haiku. It's really awesome as I look back ... I only can say 'Thank You All' and bow my head humble.
And of course I hope you all will continuing to share your haiku with Carpe Diem. A new Carpe Diem month will soon start ... be welcome to share ...
As I told earlier this month I will grant one of the participating haijin with the 'Carpe Diem Award'. I have read wonderful haiku, haiku sets, series of haiku, cascading haiku, classical and non-classical haiku. It was really a joy to host this first Carpe Diem month.
I will thank you all for participating and I hope that you all will continue to post your haiku in our second Carpe Diem month.
The Carpe Diem Award for October goes to ... (drum-roll) ... Dulcina of Dulcina's Garden she has granted us with lovely series of haiku (with a lot of wonderful pictures). Thank you Dulcina for bringing every day joy with your posts.
|Our first Carpe Diem Award Winner|
If you accept the award Dulcina ... copy and paste the Award into your new post for Carpe Diem. Congratulations!!
Kudos to Dulcina! Long may she write!ReplyDelete
You made my day, Kristjaan, thanks a lot for the reward.ReplyDelete
I think you have rewarded my effort more than the quality of the haiku I have written. I have learnt a lot reading yours and the other haiku friends' here, much better than mine.
Thanks also for hosting Carpe Diem and for sharing your time and words with us through all October.
Best wishes and see you!
Hi Dulcina, I loved every post you shared here on Carpe Diem. I valuable your contribution and I can sense how much you love to share your haiku ... and they are really haiku ... they are all written right out of your heart.Delete
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful little gems and diamonds and I hope to see a lot of them in this new Carpe Diem month.
Namaste, Blessed Be, Shalom
Congrats, Dulcina. You truly deserve this award. It's been great reading all you works.ReplyDelete
Congrats Dulcina ~ you have certainly provided many wonderful haiku ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
And to the Host of Carpe Diem Haiku ~ Bravo! ^_^ and thanks.
Congratulations Dulcina, very well deserved. You do write some very wicked Haiku.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your diligence in posting a prompt and extras all month. I have read them all, had mental pauses, and downright blanks at some of them... and some ideas too late to post. I do want you to know you are appreciated and your hard work is not in vain as far as I am concerned.ReplyDelete
Next Tuesday, I am taking a short four week (four week) haiku class and that should help me a lot. Thanks for the inspirations.
Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA
Siggi Of Maine ... it's a pleasure to host this haiku meme and tell extras in my posts. I am glad that you like this so much and I hope your Four Week Haiku Class will stimulate you to explore this poetry form further and share your haiku with us on Carpe Diem.Delete
Remember that I cherish every haiku (classical, non-classical, cascading or what sort of form) posted here. Every contributor to this Carpe Diem I cherish also ... I am glad that with Carpe Diem I can give others the chance to discover haiku and share their own ... I love doing this.
Have fun at your Haiku Class.
Namaste, Blessed Be, Shalom