Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today I will bring you our first regular episode of our second anniversary month October 2014 and as you could have read in the introduction to our prompt-list for this month (see above in the menu line) I will look back to the previous months and years of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
I started this daily haiku-meme in October 2012 to give my passion, haiku, a place to be on the WWW and as I started Carpe Diem Haiku Kai wasn't the title of this weblog, but it was just Carpe Diem. I remember that I first thought this will be not a very big success. So the first idea was to do Carpe Diem until the end of 2012, but ... as I saw the responses I thought "this could be a success so I will go on with it for another year".
And ... well Carpe Diem is still here and has become a success. At the start of this daily haiku meme I had not that much response, but I re-call that MMT, Björn, Mark Redfearn, Amrit (Greenspeck) and Carol and ArtMuseDog were contributing to Carpe Diem from the very start. During the first months I tried to bring great prompts and I even had the CD-Specials. The first featured haiku-poet was Basho whom I see as my master.
|Logo Carpe Diem October 2012|
flowing toward Sado Isle
the River of Heaven
|Credits: Woodblock print Rough Sea by Hiroshige (19th century)|