Sunday, July 12, 2015

Carpe Diem Time Glass #35 weeping willow

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's Sunday and that means time for a new episode of our time challenging feature "Time Glass" in which is the goal to write/compose haiku (or tanka) inspired on a given prompt and photo within 24 hours. "Time Glass" challenges you to be in the moment, as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water, the essence of haiku.

This week's prompt is "Weeping Willow"

And this is the photo to become in the inspirational mood to write an all new haiku.

Credits: Weeping Willow (and boat)
The above photo shows a place in Giverny (France) this was the place were Monet once lived and started to paint in his so wellknown Impressionistic style.

Well I hope you are inspired to respond within 24 hours with a haiku (or tanka) inspired on the given prompt and photo. Have fun!

This Time Glass episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open for only 24 hours until Monday July 13th at 7.00 PM (CET). So you have just 24 hours to respond.


  1. Thank you for allowing tanka as an option. Seems they are coming to me easier, these days, than haiku.

  2. You may always share tanka Lolly. I even have thought about a 'little' change in the name of our Kai into 'carpe diem haiku and tanka kai', but i am not quit certain about that. What do you think?

    1. I think the name change is a great suggestion! I too am finding that tanka is a form that I want to explore more.

  3. Great prompt...just last week we buried my mother's ashes and the cemetery was so beautiful filled with so many weeping willows and evergreens. What would you think of Carpe Diem Waka??

  4. Yes, Chevrefeuille -- thank you again for allowing tanka. I know it's not your cup of tea -- but I love the form so much -- and it's a great vehicle for expression. :)

  5. lovely photo and prompt

    much love...

  6. Help! Fight the invasion of the tankas!