Sunday, August 10, 2014

Carpe Diem Special #101, Jim Kacian's 2nd "after snow"


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another CD Special is ahead of us. Jim has written wonderful haiku and it isn't easy to choose from his oeuvre, but I think I have found a nice haiku for your inspiration. For those who are new here I will give the goal of these Specials. For this CD Specials i choose a haiku written by our featured haiku-poet of the month. This month that is Jim Kacian, co-founder of the World Haiku Association and owner of Red Moon Press (specialized in publishing haiku). The haiku is meant for your inspiration and the goal is to write/compose a new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the given haiku.

Here is our 2nd haiku by Jim Kacian:

after snow
the faint yellowness
of the white house

© Jim Kacian

What a beauty. The first thought which came in mind was the painting called 'yellow house' i am not sure but the painting i meant is by Van Gogh or by Gaugain. And the response which i wrote at the start of cdhk in October 2012 about an orange house. I even recall that i used that haiku for one of the first 'troiku' i wrote.

all day sunrise
what a joy to live in
my orange home

© Chėvrefeuille

Well .... now it's up to you .... write a new haiku inspired on the haiku given by Kacian.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 13th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, truth, later on.


  1. Your haiku made me chuckle - great optimism and joy of life! Thanks for the nice post.

  2. What a fun phrase 'all day sunrise' - I love it!! - and then to finish it off with 'my orange home' very cool!

  3. I live in a pink house.. :-) But live in an orange house sounds nice

  4. I'm about to go on the road for a bit, but I wanted to share this link with you -- yes, Van Gogh had the Yellow House. :)

    Pink, orange, yellow -- they all sound so much more cheerful than brick (sigh). A great post, Kristjaan!