Thursday, October 11, 2012

Carpe Diem, special prompt #2

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today the second Carpe Diem Special is on. Another haiku of Basho for your inspiration to write a new haiku (or a few haiku) classical or non-classical. Today the following haiku written by Basho:

white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower

White Poppy

Basho wrote this haiku in the Summer of 1683. In that time he used the Kanshicho-style for writing his haiku. In that style the syllables-count isn't a strict rule. It's the style in which I write my haiku most times. In my opinion the Kanshicho-style is more close to the Western way of writing haiku.

This is one of my haiku inspired on this one by Basho:

sleeping virgin
white as snow -
will once bloom

Be inspired and enjoy writing your haiku for today's Carpe Diem Special ... This Special will stay on 'till October 13 11.59 AM (CET).
Our next prompt is dolphin and will be posted on October 12 around 10.00 PM (CET)

(this is prompt 11 codex)


  1. delicate imagery created with your superb haiku....I have temporarily given up on trying to link up with your site. I found out on the Simply Linked website that the problem I have run into is not uncommon.....thank you for your kind and helpful comment.....

  2. What? Basho didn't count syllables? (Just kidding!)

  3. Your words speak of how beautifully your mind and heart took the prompt to a new place!!