Thursday, January 31, 2013

Carpe Diem #110, Verdant (provided by Bjorn)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another month of Carpe Diem has gone by and now we are entering a new month with awesome prompts. This month we will share again on very different prompts and I have used prompt suggestions given by you, my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers. If you have suggestions for prompts? Please share them HERE and I will use them for the months coming. Or if it's a nice prompt I can use it in this month.

As you can see I have created a new logo for Carpe Diem, as I have done every month. The logo for this month is a wonderful picture of sprouting apple blossoms. Well ... February has started and our first prompt for Carpe Diem is Verdant provided by Bjorn Brudberg of Bjorn Brudbergs writings  I first didn't understand the meaning of Verdant so I had to search for it and I found that Verdant is a kind of Green, but it's also 'blooming', 'inexperienced', 'rustic' and 'leafy'. So maybe with those synonyms I can write a few new haiku.
As you maybe know, English isn't my maiden language and sometimes I find it hard to write haiku in English, because of not understanding some words as e.g. Verdant the prompt for today.

verdant plum buds
after a warm late Winter day
the Plum is blooming

Credits: Plums

the Plum is blooming
unexperienced as she is
will once share plums

unexperienced poet
tries to write his first haiku
words blooming in his mind

words blooming in his mind
finally he has managed the form
young haiku master

What a joy to write haiku. Be welcome to share yours on 'verdant'.

This prompt will stay on 'till February 2nd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new prompt, provided by YerPirate, 'staff, walking stick' later on today around 10.00 PM (CET)


  1. Wonderful haiku! A great start to February from the master you are...thank you very much! I do like the 'introspective haiku' idea above, very nice.

  2. Wow, my favorite word on my birthday. Thank you so much. I think I have used the word in many haiku before... I think you handled the word really well, and it has all the meanings of green. Thank you Kristjaan.

  3. One of my favorite things is learning new words from other poets and English is my first language !! (and sadly, my only one) Your new logo is beautiful! Pirate's link isn't working. I can't let him know because my comments always seem to go into his spam.

  4. great prompt today, and you have certainly represented it very well...I love the words 'plum buds'...I don't know why...

  5. lovely set of haiku ~ each day we begin anew ~

    Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

  6. I'm a nature lover and so I enjoyed this one very much... ;-)