Monday, November 5, 2012

Carpe Diem #37, yellow

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We are halfway our special Rainbow-week and today yellow is the color which must be our inspiration source to write a haiku on. It's easy to choose and write a haiku with the color in it .,. yellow chrysanthemums, yellowish grass, so much ideas and images are coming up in my mind. But today I have sought the Internet for some deeper meaning of the color yellow.

Yellow is the color of our 3rd chakra Manipura (this is the Solar Plexus, close above your navel) it stimulates your creativity and brings happiness. I gives fulfilment, courage and self-confidence. Yellow is a strong color and stands also for transformation ... so let's go do some transformative haiku writing.

The Yellow House - Vincent van Gogh (1888)
the yellow house
a sturdy rock in a man's life -
the cry of a child

the cry of a child
seeing the rainbow for the first time
'I want to cross that'

This prompt will stay on 'till November 7th 11.59 AM (CET). Our green line of the rainbow is our next 'goal' and I will publish it today around 10.00 PM (CET).

Have fun, be inspired and share your colorful haiku with Carpe Diem ...


  1. I always imagine the magic land within the arch of the rainbow ... delights of a child! Thank you for sharing, and hosting another day!

    Happy Tuesday!!

  2. I love all of Van Gogh's work, and the Yellow House is exquisite!

  3. Lovely cascading haiku for yellow ~ favorite is 1st one ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  4. I am late again, I didn't figure in the time difference, my apologies...
    but have posted a yellow haiku at

    golden fall delight
    tamarack shines road side
    needles fall too soon

  5. PS to my comment...I corrected the count in the second line. Siggi