Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Carpe Diem's Oasis (May 2013)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new feature? Maybe, maybe not? Carpe Diem's Oasis is just a place to sit down and lean back, seeking the silence within. Just a place for contemplation, let your thoughts flow, maybe you will find that special spot, that special haiku, where your deeper and secret desires are hiding. Let us say: 'The place where our Inner Self rests 'til it's awakened'.

in deep silence
thoughts tumbling through my mind

An oasis in the middle of the desert, a place where someone, you and I, can rest for a while after a busy day or a long journey (such like the journey we are in the middle of, the Tarot). We can eat, drink, sleep and be silent enjoying the eachother's companionship or the bedouin, the camels, the palmtrees, the sun, the moon and the stars. In a short line: Be one with the Universe.

Source: Bedouin Tent

one with the Cosmos
laying down in the sand, listening,
to my heartbeat

We need the silence, our world is to loud to be one with the Universe. Give your mind freedom, let flow the thoughts, ideas and find your creativity and inspiration in that silence.

I hope that Carpe Diem's Oasis can be that place to become one with the Universe. No prompts, just an open space to let flow your creativity and inspiration. Just you, I and the haiku we are all in love with (smiles). Let the stream of inspiration flow. Let your thoughts free and share your haiku or senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun or haiga.
I will post every month, around the 15th, a Carpe Diem's Oasis episode for pleasure and inspirational silence, Inner peace and everlasting freedom for your thoughts, your deeper source of wisdom, knowledge, love, peace and so on. No limitations, no rules, just freedom of thought to activate your haiku heart.
Don't be afraid or shy, just compose haiku and share them in our Oasis, a place where you can be alone with your thoughts. A place to explore the well of creativity and inspiration deep within you.

deep down inside
hiding in the deeper layers of the soul
divine inspiration

This Carpe Diem's Oasis will stay open 'til June 15th 11.59 AM (CET) and later on that day I will publish our new Carpe Diem's Oasis episode. Just let flow your inspiration without the 'must' of a prompt, maybe try some new haiku forms, or maybe you have written a haiku which you think it needs an upgrade or something.


  1. I'm not sure I did it right, tried writing a tanka... but at least it's a Gogyohka

  2. A pleasant break in the brain sprain of learning. I hope we do this again.