Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Carpe Diem #533, Forest

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we have another great "aphorism" by Khalil Gibran from his book "Sand & Foam". As I was creating this blogpost on forest there were a few things which came in mind:
First the movie Forest Gump
Second the GW-post by Managua Gunn (you can find that GW-post HERE) Managua Gunn is in my opinion a "real" forest guy, so you have to read his GW-post another time if you want to.

My hometown is surrounded by several forests, but I am not always in the mood to visit them. Several years ago my hometown became "the most green town of The Netherlands" and that says it all I think. It's really a good place to live.

One of the (many) parks in my hometown
Ok ... back to our prompt forest for today another nice aphorism by Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese philosopher.

[...] "We were fluttering, wandering, longing creatures a thousand thousand years before the sea and the wind in the forest gave us words. Now how can we express the ancient of days in us with only the sounds of our yesterdays?" [...]

A wonderful thought I think, the forest gives us words (as you can read between the lines in e.g. the post by Managua). So I hope, once again, that the forest will give you words to express your thoughts and feelings in an all new haiku.

listen to the wind
that moves through the forests -
buzzing mosquitos

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode, which I hope that it will inspire you, is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until August 9th at noon (CET). I will try to post our new episode, ancestors, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your inspired haiku with us all.
!! I post this episode earlier than I do normally, but I have a busy day ... so sorry that you have to wait a bit longer before you can post !!
!! By the way ... I am hopelessly behind with commenting I will catch up a.s.a.p. !!


  1. A dream of a post!! I have been studying your haiku for a few minutes. Frankly it is electrifying. Absolutely amazing- and uses another sense, sound, as well as touch/feel, but in a way that seems to produce electricity. Every now and then I see a haiku that elevates this art form. This was one.

    1. Hamish -- I just visited your post -- and it is *amazing*. Hopefully everyone here will visit -- just -- wow. Hope you don't mind my commenting here. :)

  2. First I like the sentiment of the stories a story the forests could tell which I tried to capture in my haiku. Secondly I love the prescense in your haiku.. the buzzing mosquito.. it's like I'm starting to itch myself just by reading your haiku.

  3. What a beautiful haiku, Chevrefeuille! I really can't add to what's already been said here -- just -- bravo!

  4. What a lovely haiku, Kristjaan! I thought of HG immediately too when I saw the prompt. What a post he also!