Thursday, April 4, 2013

Carpe Diem Imagination #5, Wisteria

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I love to share a new Carpe Diem Imagination episode with you all. Today I have a wonderful photo of the Wisteria, a beautiful climbing plant with deep blueish and purpleish flowers.

Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing vines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants, especially in China and Japan. An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or 'water wisteria' is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae.


Issa, one the four greatest haiku masters, wrote the next haiku on Wisteria:

haru no hi no iri-tokoro nari fuji no hana

the setting place
for the spring sun...
wisteria blossoms

Have fun, be inspired. Let the photo be your inspiration source for your haiku for Carpe Diem Imagination. This episode of CP's Imagination will stay on 'til April 11th 11.59 AM (CET).


  1. Happy having made it shortly before my travel to Japan. I like wisteria.

  2. those flowers look lovelyt and very inspiring! thanks for another beautiful article with inspiring prompt and haiku

  3. I haven't done haiku's in quite a while. Thank you. I love the idea of "a setting place for the spring sun"... yes, that is so true.

    1. Nice to see you here Margaret. I visited your weblog and I was really surprised. What a wonderful weblog you have. Haiku writing (or composing) is a great way of poetry, so if you like to write haiku ... well visit Carpe Diem again and share your haiku with us.