Sunday, January 20, 2013

Carpe Diem #100, Angels

!!!! I am a bit late, but I finally found a piece of time !!!!

!!! OUR 100TH PROMPT !!!


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joyous event we have today ... Today our 100th prompt of Carpe Diem ... a real milestone I think. As I started this daily haiku meme last October I only dreamed about that it will become a success and now we have our 100th prompt really I am glad and I will thank you all for your daily effort to write and share a haiku for Carpe Diem. I feel humble and honored that you all will share your haiku here on Carpe Diem.

Today we share haiku on 'Angels', those wonderful creatures, messengers of God, or those who are in our hearts forever. I know that I have a few guardian angels (one of them my dear brother, whom I lost at the age of 35 to lungcancer).

Credits: Angel
 he ... once the oldest
now ... forever young
my guardian angel

my guardian angel
always there to watch my step -
warm memories

warm memories
my oldest brother now an angel -
once a pain in the ...

Credits: Angels (unfortunately a website in Dutch)

her sweet smile
warms my cold heart
she my little angel

she my little angel
the youngest of four
has left the nest

What do I have in store to grant you all with my honest and deep gratitute? Next to this Carpe Diem episode just a:

And ... I am preparing a e-book for you all with an anthology of the haiku shared by you all since the start of Carpe Diem. I hope to share that e-book with you all as we have our 150th prompt ...

Once again I thank you all for participating in Carpe Diem's daily haiku meme and your daily effort to write and share your haiku with us all. Thank you.

This prompt will stay on 'till January 21th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our next episode of Carpe Diem, 'bamboo',  later on today around 10.00 PM (CET). For now ... have fun, be inspired and creative and share your haiku with us here on Carpe Diem.


  1. Take your time please Kristjaan - it would not be good to think of you under stress...

  2. Love your haiku. It puts me in the mind of my little angels; my sweet grands....

  3. Lovely haiku both of them. I really like how you merged the word with your family.

  4. Lovely just lovely and don't let it be too stressful on you

  5. Certainly a wonderful milestone for you as master prompter and the haiku community here! Congratulations! And love the sweet magic of your thank you gift!

  6. awww how sweet of you to dedicate it to your daughter ^^ i'll be leaving the nest this year ^^ haha i'm pretty sure my mom will still object but that's life...

  7. So sorry for your loss. Cancer is so insidious. We know he is now in a better place, but it is still hard to have someone taken from you physically, though never emotionally or mentally.


  8. I too wrote about loss. Congratulations for # 100..I feel like we have become a family. So many wonderful souls gathered in one place, and all thanks to you.

  9. Wow! Congrats on 100 prompts! Bravo!

    lovely post and haiku as always ~ hope Mom is doing well ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  10. Kristjaan, about that e-book you're making.

    You have to ask permission from the artists/writers to use their work in any publication whether that's in physical or digital form.

    Please, ask the ALL artists/writers for permission before publishing their work in your e-book.

    I am sorry, I don't mean to be a little jerk, but as an artist and a writer, abiding by copyright law is kind of a big deal to me.

  11. I wish I could have had a closer relationship with my brother.. if only he'd open his heart a little I suppose... but your haiku are so sweet.. so pure and full love! Those dear to us are never really gone.. as long as we keep their memory alive in our hearts!

    I wish I could have participated in this week's challenge but I'm unable to use my right click in order to copy save or download images and that includes highlighting the link to Carpe Diem to insert it in my post.. I may go ahead and publish a post and make my rounds to visit everyone!! I think it's time for a new computer!

  12. Congrats on #100!!! And Kudos for creating such a warm and wonderful community of 'haijin." I am enjoying it and learning from each and every one who shares!

  13. Late once more, but I couldn't miss this milestone - well done Kristjaan.
    I really love all of your haikus above...very powerful. Personal joy and sorrow with a touch of humour too. Thank you :)

  14. WoW ! 100 prompts ! Congratulations ! I didn't know I had that many haiku in me...
    I figured you could go on and on with prompts...that was my impression of you and your skills. Work must make it difficult some days...appreciate you letting us know a little about what is up with your family and life...we all understand how things can intrude at times. Working nights must be intense at times.

    Peace and love to you and your family,