Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I am so happy to see how much you all love haiku and sharing them here on Carpe Diem. It feels like a warm embrace as I see and read all of your wonderful posts. Makes me humble and thankful that I may be your host.
Today we share haiku on 'Staff, Walking Stick' provided by YerPirate of Tea with a Pirate and I am grateful that he suggested this prompt. I think it's not an easy one, but I have said that often and always succeeded in writing at least one haiku. And I hope that you all can and will share your haiku on this prompt.
|Rattan a kind of palm used for walking sticks|
Around the 17th or 18th century, a stout rigid stick took over from the sword as an essential part of the European gentleman's wardrobe, used primarily as a walking stick. In addition to its value as a decorative accessory, it also continued to fulfill some of the function of the sword as a weapon. The standard cane was rattan with a rounded metal grip.
thrown away on the heath
throws away her staff -
time for a King
(Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will lay down her staff, in favor of her son Crown Prince Willem Alexander on April 30th. Than her reign will stop after 33 years.)
It wasn't easy to write these haiku, but I enjoyed it very much. Thank you YerPirate for providing us with this prompt.
Have fun, be creative and inspired ... share your haiku (and your comments) with Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'till February 3rd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, 'Buddha' provided by Patricia of high five and raspberries , later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).