Thursday, September 26, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #59, Southard's fifth and last one for this month "widening rings"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joy it was to share all those wonderful haiku written by O. Mabson Southard and your responses were awesome. Today the last Southard haiku for this month, I have called it "Southard's Fifth", with a glimpse to Beethoven's Fifth. I think I have a wonderful haiku by Southard to share with you today. So I am looking forward to your responses."

a patter of rain ...
the lily-pad undulates
on widening rings

(c) O. Mabson Southard

Credits: the lily-pad undulates

This is in my opinion a real masterpiece, and maybe it's one of Southard's best haiku. It will not be easy to write a new haiku inspired on this masterpiece by Southard in the same sense, tone and spirit. So good luck to you all.

ballroom dance
between petals of cherry blossom
raindrops seek their way

This Special prompt will stay on 'till September 28th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, Sake (Salmon), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET).
!! This Special is NOW open for your submissions !!


  1. Not an easy haiku to write an inspired one from.. I think yours is very good. The dance is very visual... and I can see those water-lilies---

  2. Your haiku today has a particularly magical image. I really like this.

  3. my most favorite Southard haiku...thanx for sharing ,,.

  4. Lovely haiku, Kristjaan.

  5. I've watched a crane "fish" in a pond and tried to capture that. Not sure I succeeded. But that's what I was going case you don't get it. Little froggy hanging on while water ripples.