Friday, September 5, 2014

Carpe Diem #554, Belief in Spirits

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a great week I have had and what a joy to see and read all your comments and responses on our daily prompts and other features. I feel blessed that you all are such great haiku-poets. Without you I couldn't make Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Thank you all for your daily effort to write and share your haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka and haibun with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Today's prompt is belief in spirits based on the Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku" by Jane Reichhold. She gives the following example(s) of haiku with this prompt:

mountain wind
the spirit eye sees
traveling far

illumination of other worlds

flute notes
in spirit rocks

© Jane Reichhold

Aren't they gorgeous? What a great haiku-poetess Jane is, one of the best of modern times I think. Use her haiku-examples for inspiration and write/compose your own new haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun and share them with us. Have fun!

Credits: Shadows of Chrysanthemums on the wall (Adolf de Meyer 1906)
shadows on the wall
in the low sunlight of autumn
spirits dancing

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 8th at noon (CET). Feel free to share your haiku with us ... and feel free to invite others to visit us and maybe to participate in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I will post our next episode, cemetery, later on.


  1. An interesting post. Great haiku.

  2. I had to write one with a pun

    morning shadow
    hammers beat my head
    too much spirit

  3. Great post and challange, Kristjaan. Bjorn, you crack me up!