Friday, March 25, 2016

Carpe Diem Theme Week #2 Color Your Life: violet

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This is our last episode of the second Theme Week of Carpe Diem. This week we discovered the deeper meaning of the colors of the rainbow and it was a joy to create this Theme Week for you all. As you all know after the Theme Week I create an exclusive CDHK e-book in which I gather all the posts and your responses on it. If you don't want your haiku (or other shared poem) published in this Theme Week e-book please let me know by sending me an email to

Today we end our journey along the colors of the rainbow. Our last color is violet. This is the color of the seventh chakra, the crown-chakra.

Violet is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with violet you will have peace of mind. Violet is a good color to use in meditation.

Violet has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, violet is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color violet. Violet is the color most favored by artists.

Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.

Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

a violet mask
hides her red eyed face
lost spirituality

© Chèvrefeuille

in deep silence
I see the violet color
of spirituality

cold and warm colors
fused to deep violet
balanced again

© Chèvrefeuille

A last one on rainbow again, for closure so to say of this wonderful Theme Week about `Color Your Life` at Carpe Diem. Not one by myself but one of Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827).

yûmomiji tani zankô no kie kakaru

evening's fall colors -
the rainbow in the valley
fades away

© Issa

Thank you all so much for participating in this Carpe Diem Theme Week "Color Your Life", I have read wonderful haiku, all very wonderfully composed and colorful. It has been a pleasure to host this Theme Week.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions
and will remain open until March 27th 7.00 PM (CET).


  1. I found this colours of rainbow series to be enthralling; simple, yet deep, a part of nature and inspiring, fitting haiku needs very well.

  2. A Happy Easter Kristjaan. Sorry I have been absent - I am remodeling my house an all consuming project.
    Best to you!