Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I love to give you a preview for this last part of 2014. First I will give you the issues which will be given attention to in this preview:
- The first edition of our Carpe Diem Sea Shell Game
- A proposal
- A few new features
- Our second anniversary
- Other things worth mentioning
As you all know I have organized our first Sea Shell Game in which the goal is to compare haiku with each other and finally have a winner. I have already eight (8) entrees for this Sea Shell Game, but I hope to see a few more entrees. You can submit your haiku for the Sea Shell Game until October 15th. After that I will close the time for submitting and I will start to 'judge' the haiku submitted for this Sea Shell Game. You can find more about the Sea Shell Game HERE.
Every week we have the Tan Renga Challenge and for every TR-Challenge I ask our family-members to grant permission to use their haiku. Nothing wrong with that I think, but ... I love to do a proposal to change that 'asking for permission'. As you all know I always give credits to the haiku-poet whom has written the haiku which I use for the TR-Challenge and that (of course) is very logical, because they have written their haiku and have the right to be mentioned as the one who has the copyright.
My proposal is the following:
I can use your haiku without asking permission and I will always mention the one who has written it. This will make it a lot easier for me to choose haiku for the TR-Challenge, because I don't have always time to re-visit the websites and weblogs of the ones I have asked permission to use their haiku.
I love to hear from you all if it's ok that I use your haiku without asking permission. I promise that I always will give the credits to the one who's haiku I have used.
A few new features
Recently I have introduced a few new features e.g. CD's Vision Quest and CD's Romancing the Haiku, but I have more new features to come or features to bring again to our Haiku Kai. For example I have created a few months ago a new feature at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special weblog which I have called "Full Circle" and I have seen (and read) wonderful responses on that feature. My intention is to bring "Full Circle" to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. If you want to know what "Full Circle" is than please visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special.
I am busy with creating another nice new feature and I think that also will be a wonderful feature too. I have already made a first idea for a logo for this new feature:
|Logo for Carpe Diem's Ginko
This new feature will be soon has it's first 'maiden trip'.
Our second anniversary
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, once started as "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku-meme", is closing in to it's second anniversary next October. As I am looking forward to that second anniversary than I think that will be another wonderful month of celebration. I am already busy to ask several well known haiku-poets to provide me with a Ghost Writer post and I think I will surprise you all with those GW-posts.
Of course there will be also the daily prompts and I think I will create a prompt-list with prompts we have had earlier in those two years of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, so to say "there will be reprise prompts that month. For our CD-Specials in our anniversary month I have chosen for a classical haiku-poet who isn't that well known, but who has written/composed wonderful haiku. Those haiku will be a great source for your inspiration.
|This was our first logo as I started in October 2012
October will become really a festive month and I also will publish a few new features in our celebration month. Which new features that will be ... well you have to wait.
Other things worth mentioning
I am a proud host. It's really a joy to create Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I am so happy to see new names appear on our Haiku Kai and I hope there will be more new names. It's a joy (and sometimes) a struggle to create all the posts, but it's all because of my passion for haiku.
Haiku is a wonderful way to expose your feelings, emotions and thoughts and it's like painting. Those three lines can bring a painting to life and that's what haiku is ... a painting with words.
Our Ghost Writer feature is one of the nicest features we have I think, but I need a few more GW-posts and I hope that there will be family-members who are willing to be a Ghost Writer for our Haiku Kai. You can email your GW-post to:
email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Sea Shell Game you can email your entree haiku to:
I am looking forward to the last part of this year and I hope to see you all as we are celebrating haiku at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
Chèvrefeuille, your host
|Chèvrefeuille, your host