Monday, September 29, 2014

Carpe Diem "Time Glass" #4, sunrise

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's "Time Glass"-Monday again and today I will challenge you again to write a haiku within 12 hours. A haiku which is inspired on a photo and a prompt. Today this prompt is Sunrise.
The goal of CD's "Time Glass" is to write a haiku within 12 hours, so it's a feature which is close to the saying "a haiku is a description of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water".

For this week's Time Glass challenge I have a little extra pressure .... your haiku has to follow the classical rules as there are e.g. 5-7-5 syllables, a kigo (seasonword) and a kireji (cuttingword, mostly interpunction in Western haiku). More about those classical rules you can find in our Carpe Diem Lecture 1, which you can find in the menu-line above.

Sakura blooming (photo © Chèvrefeuille)
And here is the prompt:


You have to use both, the photo and the prompt, for your inspiration. Have fun ... and ... be on time, you have only twelve (12) hours to respond. Good Luck!

This Time Glass challenge starts tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 30th 7.00 AM (CET), so you have just 12 hours to respond.


  1. Happy week to you and yours ~ thanks for hosting this wonderful blog ~ although I can not 'keep up' I do my best .

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
    Happy day to you!

  2. No time to LOSE !
    Oops did not follow directions
    Will whip up second one!
    Have a good week !