Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Carpe Diem #44, still life

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

'Still Life' ... I love them those great paintings. They are so colorful and it is a joy to watch them. Well ... today our prompt is 'still life' and I will try to paint with words a still life. I hope I will succeed.

Credits: Still Life
silence ...
listening to the Spring breeze
through bamboo leaves

an apple falls
between colored leaves -
drizzling rain

I thought that there were only painted still lives, but when I was searching for pictures of still lives I ran into a digital still life. A very strong still life, well balanced ... look for yourself.

Credits: Still Life 2
ready to fire
a rifle between flowers
wine and cheese

OK ... a last one. This is a very nice still life ... it's simple and through that simpleness it's (in my opinion) a masterpiece.

Credits: Citrus and Tea
High Tea
slices of lemon

Well ... this was our prompt 'still life'  for today. I hope you liked it. I certainly enjoyed writing these 'haiku still lives'.

This prompt will stay on 'till November 15th 11.59 AM (CET) and our new prompt 'fire' provided by Dulcina of Dulcina's Garden I will post today around 10.00 PM (CET).

Enjoy writing your haiku and share them with us.


  1. Wow! Wonderful set of haiku ~ I think I like the first one best something about silence and bamboo leaves 'speak to me' ~ All of them are wonderful ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. You have succeeded, Kristjaan!
    A classical still life, a digital and a modern one, all very beautiful, and your three haiku are delicious.
    I specially like the drizzling rain of the first, the whole third - I love tea and lemon - and I was very surprised with that rifle among flowers, wine and cheese (maybe to frighten off greedy visitors!) Not a still life if the rifle shoots!

  3. Lovely prompt :)
    and you really brought the pictures alive by the words :D

  4. I can see the similarities of a haiku and that of a still life painting.....a static moment in time.....you always make it look easy...