Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first episode of the second Carpe Diem Theme Week. This week (March 20th until March 26th) I love to bring some "Color into Your Life". We are going to explore the deeper meaning of the colors which we know from the rainbow. As I started CDHK back in 2012 I had a week full of prompts about the colors of the rainbow and maybe ... this feels for a few of you ... like a reprise, but ... well our Haiku loving family has grown since we started so there will be new family members who love to be inspired by the colors of the rainbow.
As I did in our first Theme Week I will gather all the posts of this Theme Week including your haiku and other Japanese poetry forms you will submit to create a new e-book, but that's ... not for now.
As I was preparing this first introductory episode the first thing which cam in mind was God's covenant with Noah after the Flood. That story is told in Genesis and in the following verses from Genesis we can read that covenant:
That was my introduction to close this introduction the posts this week are following the order of the colors of the rainbow. So today I start with RED.
How to color your life ... with red? Well ... there are so many wonderful red flowers, or the red leaves of autumn, the redness of the sunrise or sunset ... nature's red colors are really gorgeous.
on a new grave
the little child reaches
to the setting sun
on a lettuce bed
radish and peppers