Saturday, October 18, 2014

Carpe Diem #585, The Lighthouse of Alexandria (October 2013) reprise

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Maybe you can recall our journey along the seven ancient world wonders which we performed in our first anniversary month October 2013. It was an idea by Hamish Gunn and in our first anniversary month we visited all the world wonders. I remember that it wasn't easy to compose haiku inspired on those world wonders, but there were very beautiful haiku to read.

We are on memory lane along the months of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai as a celebration of our second anniversary and I love to read those "old" episodes and I am glad to see that you all like it too.

Here is one of the haiku which I composed in response on "The Lighthouse of Alexandria":

stormy nights
entering the harbor save
led by the Lighthouse

© Chèvrefeuille

And this was our anniversary logo back in October 2013:

This first anniversary month we had wonderful haiku written by Garry Gay, our featured haiku poet that month, and I am happy to announce that Garry Gay will be our next Ghost Writer (October 22nd). Garry Gay was born in Glendale, California in 1951. He received a BPA degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1974 and has been a professional photographer since his graduation. He is skilled in all formats and has been creating digital images since 1993. His award winning Polaroid Transfers have hung in numerous juried art shows. He is a proud member of Advertising Photographers of America, Film Arts Foundation, Friends of Photography, Artrails, and the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County. 
Greatly influenced by Basho's Narrow Road to the Deep North, he has steadily been writing haiku from 1975 to the present. He is one of the co-founders of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, serving as their first president from 1989-1990. In 1991 he was elected president of the Haiku Society of America.

Garry Gay
Garry is also the inventor of the Rengay, a modern version of the Renga. I am glad that he will be our one time Ghost Writer and I am honored that he will do that for us.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until October 21st at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, river stones (November 2013), later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at our Haiku Kai.


  1. my boat tacked the same direction as yours. The lighthouse is always a favorite symbol of hope and protection against a storm.

  2. This GW news is very exciting Chevrefeuille! :)

  3. I tried to figure out how to comment on Hamish' site but cant figure it out (without joining). Good verse and photography Hamish