Friday, April 18, 2014

Carpe Diem #451, fasting

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As I am preparing this episode it's the Friday before Easter, which we call 'Good Friday'. On this day we are looking back at the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ and we are looking forward to Easter to re-live His resurrection. In the time towards Easter, I believe 50 days, a period called 'Lent', we are fasting in honor of Him and all He has Created. This brings us to our prompt for today, fasting. Jane Reichhold wrote the following haiku as an example for fasting:

the sunrise brings
nothing to eat

(c) Jane Reichhold

Credits: Good Friday
I was a child as I saw for the very first time a picture of the crucified Lord and I can remember that I was sad and the first thing I asked my father than: "Why do people this to other people?"

That question was never answered, because my father said: "You will learn that through life. Know this my son 'God has never promised us a save ride through life, but He for sure will give us a save return home'.
Well ... I am not a strong believer, but that I will return Home save that I know for sure. And maybe ... that's why they once crucified the Lord.

silent prayer
deep down inside my heart
Save Our Souls

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Not really a haiku in response on our prompt today, but ... well it's almost Easter.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until April 21st 11.59 AM (CET). I will try to post our next episode,fishing, later on today. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun with us all here at our Haiku Kai.


  1. Hi Kristjaan! Where do I add my "fasting" haiku link? I'm confused.

  2. Prompts are tough! But hanging in there, and still amazed by your daily posts!