Thursday, June 25, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #153, Rallentanda's fifth "a beautiful peace"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Time flies if you have fun or very busy with all the things you do and have to do. Today I have our last Carpe Diem Special for your inspiration. As you all know Rallentanda was our first time winner of our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Kukai "Wisteria" and she won the chance to be our featured haiku poetess. Rallentanda is a very gifted and talented haiku poetess and I hope to see a lot of her wonderful haiku in the future. I love to thank Rallentanda for the opportunity to use her haiku for these CD-Specials in June and I hope you all did like them as I did.

Before I share her 5th haiku here I have an announcement to make. As asked by several of you, my dear haijin, I have created a special page about the KUKAI. You can find that page above in the menu. At that page you can find the explanation of the kukai and you can find the anonymous list of haiku of our second CDHK Kukai "summertime".
As this episode of CD Special is published than the judging of our second kukai starts too. You have until July 10th 2015 to judge the entries of our second kukai. You can email your points (including the numbers of the haiku of your judging) to our email address:

Please write "summertime kukai judging" in the subject line !!!

Ok ... back to our CD Special. As you all know the goal of this CD Special is to write an all new haiku trying to catch the same sense, tone and spirit as the given haiku. The last CD-Special by Rallentanda is the following haiku:

a beautiful peace
I sit quietly with them
feeling their presence

© Rallentanda

This haiku you also can find in her e-book "A Carpet of Purple" which is available for downloading at the left side of our Haiku Kai.

The above image goes with the haiku by Rallentanda and maybe it well your inspiration a little bit. Here is my attempt to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given by Rall. By the way I have tried the karumi style in this one:

graves seem to move
spirits dance

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I hope you did like this episode of our CD Special. I am looking forward to our next winner of our CDHK kukai, because he/she will be our featured haiku poet/ess for next month (if the voting goes well, otherwise the winner will be our featured haiku poet/ess of August 2015)

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 28th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, outdoor concerts and a new episode of our CD Time Machine, later on. For now .... have fun!


  1. Thank you for your encouragement and kind words Kristjaann. It has meant so much to me . Also, I would like to thank all of you who have participated in the Rallentanda prompts. I hope you have enjoyed them.

  2. I have just taken a peek at the summer haiku. Honestly there is so much talent in this group..Amazing work. Going to be difficult to judge.

  3. Another lovely response to Rall's splendid haiku.

  4. This was a particularly touching haiku.
    Mine is up at: