Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy! We're already in the second half of November and I have read wonderful haiku written by you, my dear friends. I have posted an overview of our first half of November. Really it's a joy to be your host on Carpe Diem. I am glad to see sometimes new names of Haijin who are sharing their haiku with us.
Today we have 'jade' for prompt and it was provided by Bjorn Brudberg. To write a post on jade I had to search for some background. Jade, is a gem-stone and has a spiritual meaning. Its color is green, so it could have been used in our Rainbow-week Green. Let's look to the (spiritual) meaning of Jade.
Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. Place a piece of jade between two purple candles and let the candles burn for a short while. Then carry the jade with you as a protection amulet.
Well ... now we know something more about jade ... maybe it makes it easier to write a haiku with this prompt. I have given it a try.
my jade butterfly talisman -
the smile of my wife
|Credits: Jade Butterfly|
This prompt will stay on 'till November 17th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new Carpe Diem Special, a haiku by Issa, today around 10.00 PM (CET).
The haiku by Issa for our next Special is:
spilling out yesterday's
Have fun, be inspired and share your gems with Carpe Diem.