Sunday, June 22, 2014

Carpe Diem #497, Nakedness

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This underlaying post can be somewhat controversial because it's about nakedness to me that's very natural according to the time of year in which these prompts are planted, but to several of you it can be maybe somewhat obscure, but ... well I will take that ...

Here are a few haiku examples which Jane Reichhold used for this kigo:

summer afternoon
the coolness of white
naked on a quilt

on the porch
passion flowers

Two very different approaches of nakedness, but both (in my opinion) beautiful. Nakedness ... nothing wrong with. We were born naked, than we were made to wear clothes and as we grow up we all will be naked again ... for love, for sunbathing or what else ....
Credits: Adam and Eve
As life started, according to the Bible, Adam and Eve were naked without shame. After the apple Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness and became ashamed that they were naked. There starts the thought of our time ... ''nakedness is not for showing on the streets and beaches, nakedness is for behind closed doors''. Why? Why we cannot go naked outside on the streets. We were all born naked ... everyone knows how a naked body looks both male and female ... why we cannot walk through the neighborhood completely naked? All those questions ... all shame ... 

nothing wrong
nakedness is human beauty -
passionflowers bloom

passionflowers bloom
without being ashamed
showing their beauty

showing their beauty
passionate lovers on the beach
nothing wrong

© Chèvrefeuille

Credits: Passionflower
I was searching for a few examples of haiku with the theme nakedness and I found several, but this one I just had to share. It's a haiku written by Chad Garrett and I hope he don''t mind that I used it here for an example.

hiding in a bush
don't know where my clothes have gone
swinging in the breeze

Well ... enough about nakedness ... let us do some haiku-ing ... have fun!

This episode will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 25th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, butterfly, later on. For now ... have fun ... be inspired and share ...


  1. Great post. Love it.
    Back in the Seventies I did so some 'streaking'.
    Not now.
    Oh hell no!
    Would scare people...