Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day in haiku paradise Carpe Diem another day for wonderful music written by Karunesh our featured New Age World Fusion Musician of this month. Today I had a busy day I am preparing our prompt-list for our first anniversary next October and I have laid contact with one of the most famous modern haiku-poets (and photographer) of our time. I have contacted Garry Gay and have asked him permission to use his haiku for our anniversary month next October ... he has granted me his permission to use his haiku. I am excited. In our News-section you can find his respons on my request. Garry Gay is a wellknown haiku-poet and he has developed the Rengay a specific form of Renga. I will write soon a Carpe Diem Extra episode about this wonderful new modern form of Renga, Garry has also given his permission to do that and he was honored as I am honored with his permission. So our first anniversary will be one long month of festivities. I am looking forward ... and I hope you all will too.
|Credits: Garry Gay, our featured haiku-poet for October|
OK back to our episode of today. Today I love to share The Conversation from the Album Nirvana Café (2002). What is conversation? Do we have a conversation here? I think everyone of us will know what a conversation is, talking with eachother and really listen to eachother. In some way this is what we are doing here at Carpe Diem.
I start a conversation with our daily posts and you all, my dear haijin, visitors and travelers, join in with your wonderful haiku. Together we have a conversation through haiku. Maybe that's the goal of haiku writing and sharing, but it could easily be the goal of a Tan Renga, a Rengay or Kasen Renga. Our haiku community is always in conversation and together we share haiku .. so Carpe Diem is a kind of collaborative writing ... I like that thought.
This video was made by Digital1958 and I think he/she has made a wonderful video with the music by Karunesh ... so lean back, enjoy the video, listen to the music, become one with it and let your inspiration flow ..
surrounded by Mother Nature
I say my prayers
I say my prayers
high above the lost village
no more talking
no more talking
not in tune with the world
I think I have chosen a bit sad/dark tone for this cascading haiku, because I feel like that ... sometimes we have nothing to talk about, there's no conversation possible and ... well that can also be a relief ... just me and Mother Nature, me and the silence, me and the breeze, me and the waves, me and the scream of seagulls ... that also is in a way a conversation ... well ... I am just me and sometimes I need the silence, to be alone and say my prayers ...
I hope you enjoyed this post and the wonderful music by Karunesh and that it inspired you to write you haiku and share it with us all here on Carpe Diem, the place to be if you like writing and sharing haiku with the world.
This prompt will stay on 'till August 26th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will take you again on a trip to India with Punjab later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! The Conversation is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!
I enjoyed your post today and did not find your cascade sad at all. This month's music seems to lead one to a very contemplative place - a place of silence. The conversation we have, in silence, with nature, with ourselves, with the universe, with whom or whatever we perceive as God can indeed be prayer.( and occasionally, it becomes haiku!) Sharing with one another is like praying twice!ReplyDelete
Your cascade is so wonderful...ReplyDelete
Don't be afraid of melancholy haiku, Krist. Not everything in life is puppies and rainbow unicorns.ReplyDelete
I dig real feeling! This cascade is cool!
I like your cascade. Sometimes in the quiet spaces we become more in tune. You have to be in tune with yourself first.ReplyDelete
I especially like the 'not in tune with the world / all alone' ending. it does hold so much within. Wonderful, Krist.ReplyDelete