Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I have finally time to catch up with a few of our special features. So here is our new episode of Carpe Diem 'Distillation' in which the goal is to 'distil' a haiku from a longer poem written by a wellknown poet or poetess, modern as wel as classic. I was searching for a poem with the same title as our Haiku Kai and ran into a poem titled 'Carpe Diem' by William Shakespeare. I think you all know Shakespeare, but I love to tell a little bit more about him.
|Poster from The Twelfth Night 1902
O stay and hear! your true-love’s coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting—
Every wise man’s son doth know.
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,—
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth’s a stuff will not endure.
As I read this poem again .. I realize that this could be easily connect to our Trans Siberian Railroad month and 'Aleph' ... this occurred conincidental ... but I like it ...
hiding between the curtains -