Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Carpe Diem #494, Creek

!! This post was published early, because of the nightshift !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joy it was to read Kuheli's Ghost Writer (GW) post about Chiyo-Ni and what a gorgeous haiku I have read in response on her post. Great to see and read that you did enjoyed the GW-post. Thank you Kuheli for giving so much joy and inspiration.

Today we going back to our regular prompts of June. This month all our prompts are based on Jane Reichhold's ''A Dictionary of Haiku'', a modern Saijiki (list of kigo, seasonwords). As we go on with the discovery of these modern summer kigo we are now at our next prompt Creek.

Credits: Creek
Jane gives the following example for creek:

taken by a creek
both feet exploring

I have sought a while for another example for creek and I found one:

my guest departs ...
the waters in the creek
louder and clearer

I had some trouble with composing a haiku myself on ''creek'', but after a while a finally had the ''Aha-Erlebnis'' ... here is my attempt:

hidden in the forest
I ran into an old creek -
Ah! that sweet sound

falling in love
while sitting on the bank of the creek -
the sound of water

© Chèvrefeuille

Credits: Creek (2)
Well ... I hope I have inspired you to write haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun. It's really a joy to prepare these posts and I am looking forward to your responses.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 21st at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our next episode, Hot Springs, later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. Masterful haiku, Kristjaan... Serenity and excitement, melted together in a few lines - I really enjoyed the mood created there.

  2. I love the sights and sounds around a creek. so much life
    This post was really hard to read. The photograph is lovely but makes the letters really difficult to find

  3. Your second haiku.. I love that one.. really fills me with a serene feeling of joy.

  4. Loved your haiku - few things are more exciting than unexpectedly finding a creek in the woods! :)

  5. Your first haiku reminds me of the creek that is sort of hidden beside the hotel here...

  6. Finally figured out I can use anonymous to write a comment...
    Google wants more information to check my password than I know ! (first time, last tim used ☺)

    That aside, ended up getting a new laptop ...missed not being able to join here on Carpe Diem
    Peace and love to you all,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine