Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first Carpe Diem Special of this month. As you can see I have created a new logo for the CD-Specials in which I also has mentioned the featured haiku poetess of this month.
At the start of May 2016 I introduced our featured haiku poetess, Joyce Lorenson, in the second episode of "In The Spotlight at Carpe Diem".
new life to the hive
© Joyce Joslin Lorenson
For this first CD-Special I have chosen a haiku, which I already used in the above mentioned episode of "In The Spotlight", but this haiku needs to be "in the spotlight" again to inspire you.
ripple in the lake
|reflections (Lake San Rocco - Orta San Giulio Italy)
As I read this haiku I remember a lot of lakes I have seen. And I can see, feel, touch, smell and hear the lake. As I close my eyes I am there ... it's an awesome place to be. A place to meditate and contemplate ... reflecting on my life and daily life ... this is what this haiku does with me. What are your scenes, feelings and thoughts? Try to catch them in your haiku or tanka inspired on this beauty by Joyce ... and maybe try to catch that same spirit ... have fun!
|City Park in my neighborhood photo © Chèvrefeuille
from the mud to the bright sun
straight through the water
This CD-Special is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 10th at noon (CET). I will publish our new episode, Luxembourg, later on. For now ... be inspired, have fun and share your haiku with us all.