Thursday, August 13, 2015

Carpe Diem #795 Papyrus

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

!! Don't forget to submit your haiku (max three) for our third kukai "juxtaposition", the closing date is coming nearer, August 16th. So if you haven't submitted your haiku than please ... send your haiku to: and don't forget to write "kukai juxtaposition" in the subject line !!

Today I have another nice episode for you all. We are on our way to the source of The Nile in our papyrusboat with full sails and today our prompt has to do with that "sailing boat", because our prompt for today is papyrus.

The word papyrus refers to a thick paper-like material made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus. Papyrus can also refer to a document written on sheets of papyrus joined together side by side and rolled up into a scroll, an early form of a book. The plural for such documents is papyri.

Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt (at least as far back as the First Dynasty), as the Cyperus papyrus plant was a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Sudd of Southern Sudan along with the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus was also used throughout the Mediterranean region and in Kingdom of Kush. Ancient Egyptians are thought to have used papyrus as a writing material, as well as employing it commonly in the construction of other artifacts such as reed boats, mats, rope, sandals, and baskets.

Credits: Cyperus papyrus
in dreams
writing ancient haiku
on papyrus

© Chèvrefeuille

Wouldn't that be great? To write haiku once on papyrus instead of on the computer?

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 17th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, camels, later on. Of course there will be also an episode of our special feature "Time Machine" as planned. For now .... have fun!


  1. That would indeed be great, Chevrefeuille -- haiku on papyrus :)
    Great post -