(the above fragment is from the first chapter of The Zahir by Paulo Coelho)
|Cover `The Zahir´
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai in which we will read The Zahir by Paulo Coelho, while traveling through the wonderful nature around the Altai Mountains. Above you have read a fragment from The Zahir a story of obsession and trying to become free ...
The Zahir is a wonderful novel and for sure worth reading and it fits our theme very good. As you maybe can remember back in 2014 we made a trip by train straight through the former USSR and we read Aleph also a novel by Paulo Coelho.
This month we will return to part of that journey, The Altai Mountains, for a lot of people in Central Asia very sacred, because of the appearance of a rock-carving, a stag beetle.
Today I love to start with a fragile prompt ... frosted grass. During the biggest part of the year the Altai Mountains are clothed in the image of winter. It can be very cold trhough the year and frosted grass is often seen even in the middle of summer.
|Credits: frosted grass
frosted grass around the yurt
puffs of breath
And another one also inspired on this first prompt of our new Carpe Diem month:
melts in the early sunlight
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 3rd at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, Yaks, later on. For now .... have fun!