Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you all are well and I hope you all have a lot of inspiration for our next (regular) prompt, peace. As you have read in the new "Sparkling Stars" episode, which I published earlier today, Sara McNulty has won our first edition of the Carpe Diem Sea Shell Game. I hope to do another edition of this Sea Shell Game next year, but before that I will have another kind of contest. I am busy with preparing our first Carpe Diem Kukai in which you can submit an all new haiku written on a given theme. As all entries are in I will make a list of the haiku (without names) and will email it to all of you. Than you have the opportunity to be the juror yourself. You have to give points to a haiku and finally I will make up the balance to pronounce the winner. This will be fun I think, but more about our first Carpe Diem Kukai later, I think at the start of 2015 I will have the Kukai ready. Be patient ...
As you know we have all modern kigo (seasonwords) extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku" in which she has gathered all modern themes for the seasons and today our prompt comes also from that list of modern kigo, peace. As I do in every episode I first share a few haiku by Jane Reichhold which she has given as an example for the modern kigo. So today I have a few wonderful haiku on peace for you.
holding on to peace
a nearly round rock
raking in the Zen garden
the oldest pattern