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Monday, January 7, 2013
Carpe Diem #90, tulips
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I told you all already in the Extra post mom's surgery has been cancelled. They have found a problem with one of the cardiac valves. She has had a few new examen's. The cardiologist and surgeons will look at the results and than they will, hopefully, re-schedule her surgery. I hope to tell you more later on this week.
Today our prompt is tulips and that, my friends, is a real Dutch theme. Tulips and The Netherlands are always mentioned in one sentence, but tulips aren't really Dutch, they are Turkish. The Dutch have made it a wonderful flower in thousand different colors and that's why it's called the Dutch flower. Well ... to me ... that doesn't matter tulips are just tulips (smiles).
In last year's February Challenge I posted an acrostic haiku on tulips ... maybe you have read it or can remember it, but I love to share that one here again:
Of writing haiku
Redder than red
Year by year
(by the way: the acrostic was Poetry and the liaison was East)
That's my inspirational haiku for today. Have fun and share your haiku with Carpe Diem.
OK ... another one:
colorful tulip field
Mother Earth's rainbowcoat
what a sight!
This prompt will stay on 'till January 9th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode later on today around 10.00 PM (CET). That will be: seahawk.