Friday, June 21, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #43, "the cool of the wind" by Kikusha-Ni

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joy it is to prepare all the posts for Carpe Diem and I like how you all are participating in this daily haiku meme You all share such wonderful haiku with us here on Carpe Diem.
Today another nice haiku written by Kikusha-Ni. She is one of the most wellknown classical female haiku poets I know, but she hasn't written a lot of haiku. As I was preparing this episode I sought on the Internet for haiku written by her and I could only find 20-30 haiku written by Kikusha-Ni. So I haven't a brought range of haiku to choose from, but I succeeded I think with this haiku written by her:

there is nothing
like the cool of the wind in this place
blowing down from Mt. Fuyi

Credits: Mt. Fuyi

Mount Fuyi, the Holy Mountain of Japan, in a lot of haiku written by classical and modern haiku poets Fuyi plays the lead. So I was inspired by Mt. Fuyi and I hope my haiku is in the same sense, tone and Spirit as the one by Kikusha-Ni

framed in silence 
cherry blossom embraces Mt Fuyi
even more quiet

Awesome! I like this haiku. Is it in the same sense and tone as the one by Kikusha-Ni? I think so.

This Special will stay on 'til June 23th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, Aota (Green paddy), later on today around 9.00 PM (CET). !! The Linking Widget for this Special will open at 8.00 PM (CET) !! 


  1. Nothing can be better than Cherrybloom and Mt Fuji -- your haiku is very nice...
    This got me thinking a lot.

  2. An excellent Haiku Kristjaan, perfectly framing the image too. Thank you :)

  3. You have chosen a beautiful haiku for the Carpe Diem Special as well as created a very visual and Zen gem yourself. Truly inspiring, Kristjaan.

  4. Yes that is a beautiful one, Kristjaan!

  5. Blossom, Mt Fuyi, silence, it all points to oneness .... Lovely haiku!