Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Carpe Diem #1033 the cold night

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new day, a new dawn ... a new inspirational quote to inspire you all. This time I dived into the Spanish history and found a beautiful quote by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, a Spanish dramtist, writer and poet who lived in the Golden Age of Spain. I have to say I didn't know this wonderful poet, but I think he is worth exploring further, maybe for a Carpe Diem Distillation episode.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca was born in 1600 and died in 1681. His quote for your inspiration is very close to us, haiku poets, its a strong one on nature and the mysteries of nature.

Monument for Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) Madrid
And here is the quote to inspire you today:

[...] "These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms." [...] Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

And this is my inspired haiku:

at dawn
colorful flowers open their beauty
the cold night

© Chèvrefeuille

By the way ... if my work allows it, I am on the nightshift, I will publish our new prompt-list for September today. As you already know (I think) September will be a tribute to Jane Reichhold (1937-2016).

PS.: Last Sunday I started a new Tumblr to tribute Jane Reichhold, feel free to visit.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 28th at noon (CET). Have fun!


  1. A very nice quote; and haiku. Very nicely done.

  2. Carpe Diem # 1033 The Cold Night:

    first cold night
    windowsill lined
    with tender plants

    1. Nice Joyce. I wish it was winter already',it's close to 35 degrees Celsius here.