Sunday, July 13, 2014

Carpe Diem "Use That Quote" #7, Buddha

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another episode of our Special feature "Use That Quote" is here ... The goal of this feature is to write a haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun inspired on a given quote of a famous human.
For this episode I have chosen a quote by Buddha.

[…] "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared" […]

I think this is a great quote full of wisdom and strong unconditional love is hidden deep inside of it. Buddha (Siddhartha Gauthama) was a great philosopher and religious leader who has given us strong and intense way of Buddhism. 
Credits: Buddha under the Bodhi Tree
And here is my haiku inspired on the quote by Buddha:
shadows on the wall
one single candle shines its light
towards the world
© Chèvrefeuille
Well ... now it's up to you. This episode of CD's "Use That Quote" is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 27th at noon (CET). Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun with us all.


  1. Very Interesting - your haiku seems to echo the Greek Philosopher Plato's shadows on walls theory, which is very clever. Nice quote too.

  2. This is a beautiful haiku, so suitable for the quote!