Sunday, August 31, 2014

Carpe Diem #551, abandoned

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am a bit late with posting this new post, because I am in the nightshift. Welcome at a new month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a daily haiku-meme. This month all our prompts are modern kigo (seasonwords) for autumn based on Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku". Today our prompt is abandoned and I think it's a nice kigo for autumn, however I also think it's not only specific for autumn, but ... well that's not the case today.
In "A Dictionary of Haiku", a saijiki (list of kigo), Jane gives examples for every kigo she uses, so here are her examples for abandoned:

still standing
where others lived
abandoned cabin

a photo of someone's eyes
moving in the wind

I like that second haiku the most, although that other haiku also is a beauty. Both could have been situated in another season I think, but (as I already stated) that's not the case here.

Credits: leaves dancing in the wind
torn apart, thrown away -
the Holy Scripture in pieces
dancing on the wind

© Chèvrefeuille

And now it's up to you my friends ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 3rd at noon (CET). I will post our next episode, decay, later on.


  1. I like yours very much Kristjaan

  2. This is a very interesting prompt, Kristjaan -- I had not thought of autumn as a season of abandonment -- but it is, isn't it?

  3. I can picture pages fluttering in the autumn wind.

  4. ...And they danced...great logo for September.

  5. Kristjaan, very thought provoking, pages torn from the Bible dancing. As if finely set feel to be alive.