Saturday, December 20, 2014

Carpe Diem #631, winter solstice

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today it's December 21st and it's the day on which winter starts on the Northern Hemisphere. So I thought this was the opportunity to bring this prompt winter solstice ... I remember that we had 'winter solstice' for prompt back in 2013 June, because in that month we had all haiku written by Jane Reichhold whom was our featured haiku poet than. And today we have her modern kigo "winter solstice" for prompt, what a coincidence don't you think so too?
There were wonderful haiku inspired on that haiku than and I hope this time to read again wonderful haiku inspired on 'winter solstice' ...

winter solstice
the white night alone
with rolling surf

winter solstice
the sun in the south
with old folks

winter solstice
warmth of friends
return the sun

© Jane Reichhold

Credits: Winter Solstice (© photo Millie Gounder-Flynn)

And here is my attempt to write an all new haiku on winter solstice.

the longest night
bright stars sparkle through the clouds -
Christmas carolers

© Chėvrefeuille

I had to stay in the Christmas feeling ...

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 23rd at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, our fourth haiku by Richard Wright, later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. Waiting for the inlinks. This is very beautiful, I can't wait to see all the others.

  2. A beautiful haiku, Kristjaan. The carolers singing in the sparkle of the bright stars is a lovely image. :-)