Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Time flies when you have fun ... and so it's time again for a new Special episode of Carpe Diem with a haiku written by Alexey Andreyev, our featured haiku-poet for this month. As you know Alexey is a Russian haiku-poet and so I love to share this fourth haiku in original form ... in Russian. I hope the Russian characters can be read or seen in your browser.
This fourth haiku is about Valentine's day or more the day after. As you maybe know Saint Valentine's Day is on February 14th and is a holiday in almost the whole world, also in Russia. Here is the Special haiku by Alexey for your inspiration to write an all new haiku in the same sense, tone and Spirit as the one given. (By the way ... this Special I also publish early, because of the night shift.)
|Icon of Saint Valentine|
РПУМЕ чБМЕОФЙОПЧБ ДОС -
ЛТБУОЩЕ МЕРЕУФЛЙ ОБ РПМХ, Й
НЕФМБ Ч ХЗМХ
day after Valentine's -
red petals on the floor, and
a broom in the corner
(c) Alexey Andreyev
A wonderful haiku I think. As I read this haiku I thought "what happened here?" Did the young lovers have a quarrel? Or is the scene more metaphorical? Tells this haiku that the love is over after a long time? Why didn't they sweep the floor? All that kind of questions came in my mind. And with those thoughts I wrote my own haiku inspired on the one by Alexey. I even have tried to write this haiku in the classical way.
petals of roses
scattered through the living room
a ring on the table
A sad haiku ... but that sadness is also part of haiku. Haiku is a great medium to share your emotions caught is a few lines.
This episode will stay open until January 22th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, Chita, later on today. !! This Special is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) !!