Saturday, January 5, 2013

Carpe Diem #88, Now, Today

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I hope all is well with you all. I am glad to know that you're so nice to back up me during this difficult time around the cardiac surgery of my mom. As it looks now ... my mom will be in surgery next monday 2:00 PM (CET). 'Till now she feels oke and has confidence in the heart surgeons. I will try to post our daily haiku for Carpe Diem, but I can't guarantee that ... I will see how things are going.

Today our prompt is 'Now, Today' a difficult one I think, but maybe that's more my idea because of my mom. Well ... I have to try of course to write my own haiku here as an inspiration for you all, my dear friends.

today is the day
celebrating life as it is
cry of a new born

cry of a new born
accompanied with the song of birds
and blooming cherries

Not a strong pair of haiku ... I hope to read stronger haiku written by you.

This prompt will stay on 'till January 7th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new prompt 'tomorrow' later on today around 10:00 PM (CET).

Be inspired, be creative and share your haiku with Carpe Diem. And maybe you can post a comment after linking. Thank you all for your love and kindness and your every day effort to write haiku for Carpe Diem.


  1. the song of now
    the newborn bird's tiny chirps
    cherry tree blossoms

    Kristjaan, your words inspired me. I like the combination of blooming cherries and a newborn. A nice spring haiku. And yes, another difficult prompt, but the difficult ones always make us stretch and grow...

  2. Lovely photos and great haiku ~ hear the cries of a 'newborn' and bird songs... great lines ~ Sending you and your Mom lots of distant healing reiki hugs ~ My brother-in-law (older) just came home from heart surgery and is doing well ~ Wishing the best ever for your Mom ~ namaste, Carol

    A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

  3. I hear, feel, and smell Spring in this one........Prayers for the very best for your mom....

  4. Your mum is in my prayers, Kristjaan.
    Life is singing in your haiku, lovely.

  5. Thank you for your prompts. I'll keep you and your Mom in my thoughts! Wishing her the best!

  6. Thank you all for the kind words and the warmth that they spread on me.

  7. Again, quite late! Hope, everything runs well while the weekend is nearly over.

  8. I am praying for your mom, Kristjaan. Don't worry.

  9. Beautiful haiku...Sending prayers for your mother!

  10. My thoughts are with you and your Mum Kristjaan. May she wake to a new spring in her life. Thank you :)