Thursday, June 27, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #44, Kikusha-Ni's "the dusk in rain"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

The end of this Carpe Diem month is almost in sight. We had wonderful kigo on ehich you all have written wonderful haiku. I launched a few new features and they were all very welcomed by you all. The Tan Renga and the Kasen Renga are great and I am looking forward to the result of our first Kasen Renga. The Kasen Renga is still on 'till July 22th and at this moment we are almost halfway with the Kasen Renga. It all looks wonderful.
As you maybe have seen ... the prompt-list for July is already online and I have already found a few wonderful haiku by Jane Reichhold which we will us for the Carpe Diem Specials of July, but ... today we have our last Special of this month. Another beautiful haiku written by Kikusha-Ni. Kikusha-Ni hasn't written a lot in her lifetime, but the haiku which she wrote are all very special.

Credits: Haiga "the dusk in rain"

my body all alone
in this autumn I feel -
the dusk in rain

(c) Kikusha-Ni

A wonderful haiku I think, very sad and in balance ... Kikusha-Ni wasn't all alone, but found her rest in her monastery to meditate and contemplate. This haiku gives me a feeling of deep loneliness, but also a feeling of joy. It's joy lays in the intens feeling of loneliness and the beauty of a rainy dusk in autumn. Feeling deeply alone and one with nature. So my inspired haiku has to have that intens feeling too, but will I succeed? We will see.

the sound of raindrops
on the skylight window of my loft -
the crackling fire

the crackling fire
makes my loneliness stronger -
the sound of raindrops

I like it ... I can feel the same loneliness as in the one by Kikusha-Ni ... nicely crafted haiku I think. What do you think?

Well ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku inspired on the one by Kikusha-Ni with Carpe Diem. This prompt will stay on 'til June 29th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our next episode, himawari (sunflower) & yuuga (moonflower), later on today. !! The Linking Widget for this Special will be open at 8.00 PM (CET) for submissions !!


  1. great prompt Kristjaaan
    I love the evening showers and the mood they set

  2. I like yours very much, Kristjaan. And I am so happy to have learned of Kikusha-Ni from your blog. So far I find each of her haiku to be extremely beautiful.

  3. Great haiku... and good inspiration Kristjaan..

  4. Great page and very nice haiku

  5. I enjoy your haiku today! I am looking forward to trying the other forms and features one of these days--I have been so very busy lately.