Friday, August 16, 2013

Carpe Diem #273, Sapphire

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Yesterday I have started preparing our new prompt-list for September and as you all know that will be another feast, because that month we have all classical Japanese kigo (seasonwords) for autumn. So next month we are going back to our roots ... ancient Japan. I am looking forward to that new month, but now ... let's go on with August.
Today I have had a nice email from Oreade Music's Kevin Couch he wrote the following:

Hi Kristjaan,

I just wanted to say that I think that you are doing a fantastic job using Karunesh’s music with the videos that you are creating every day.

Best regards,

Kevin Couch
Oreade Music

So ... I feel proud that I may use the wonderful music of Karunesh for our daily haiku meme. Today the track is called Sapphire and it's from the album 'Nirvana Café' (2002). I think this is a really beautiful piece of music and I hope it will inspire you all to write new haiku, but first I love to tell a little bit more about the meaning of Sapphire.

Historically a star sapphire was used as protection from the evil eye In Europe it was used to reflect harmful or evil spells back to the sender. Magicians were known to utilize the gemstones to enhance and direct their magical powers. Alchemists long ago associated the sapphire with the element of air, and India considered it to be the stone of Saturn, and believed it to be a portal to the heavenly realms.
Sapphires can be used to open yourself up to receive heavenly messages, and aid you in clarifying just what the information you receive means to you.
This gemstone used during meditation can help you find your hidden potential, and sharpen the vision of your life's work, it will help you to clear a mental path so you can begin your journey.

This video is made by Christel 2846 so lean back, listen to the music, become one with the music and let it inspire you to write new haiku. Have fun, be inspired and share with Carpe Diem.

This prompt will stay on 'till August 18th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, Silent Heart, later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! Sapphire is open for submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!


  1. Wow! Fantastic! And so kind of them to write and thank you!

  2. Yes, congratulations.

  3. Thank you for the musical prompts this month...I'm really enjoying them.
    The music you have chosen is very conducive to helping the creative process.