Friday, November 9, 2012

Carpe Diem #41, violet

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we end our journey along the colors of the rainbow. Our last color is violet (or purple). This is the color of the seventh chakra, It's the crown-chakra.
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.
Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

Credits: The Violet Girl (Venice carnival)
in deep silence
I see the violet color
of spirituality

a purple mask
hides her red eyed face
lost spirituality

cold and warm colors
fused to deep violet
balanced again
Delta Violets

little small faces
staring deep into my eyes
Delta Violets

A last one on rainbow again, for closure so to say of this wonderful Rainbow-week of Carpe Diem. Not one by myself but one of Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827) our Classical Haiku-master for the Carpe Diem Specials this month.

yûmomiji tani zankô no kie kakaru
evening's fall colors -
the rainbow in the valley
fades away 

Credits: Rainbow over the Valley

Thank you all so much for participating in this Carpe Diem Rainbow-week, I have read wonderful haiku, all very wonderfully composed and colorful. It has been a pleasure to host this Rainbow-week for you. I have grant you all who have participated in this Carpe Diem's Rainbow-week the 'Carpe Diem Rainbow-week Award November 2012'. If you accept this award ... copy and paste it to your weblog.

This prompt will stay on 'till November 11th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our first Carpe Diem Special, a haiku of Issa for your inspiration, around 10.00 PM (CET) today.
Have fun, be inspired and share your colorful haiku with us all on Carpe Diem.

The haiku by Issa is the following:

rising into
the year's first sky -

tea smoke 


  1. Beautiful rainbow. Love the haiku,too!!! Wishing you a grand weekend!! Cathy

  2. These haiku are wonderful and love the last one especially ...little small faces...~ wonderful post and photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  3. One of your most beautiful set of haiku.
    I like those little small faces
    staring deep into your eyes
    , lovely image.
    In your first set you have played with colors wonderfully to reach balance again.

  4. Very nice haiku.. especially the delta violet ones. I need to get on with my violet one

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about my haiku. And thank you for those kind compliments.

  6. Love "little small faces"!!

  7. In just had the time to put up the two violet haiku. I'll have to complete my blog, when I'm back to Germany