Sunday, August 20, 2017

Carpe Diem Looking Back August 2017-#1

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a (re) new feature here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this feature I will look back in time and sometimes into the future ...

Recently the Autumn Retreat closed and I am so happy that this retreat was another wonderful success, of course I had loved to be creating more haiku myself for the retreat, but ... well time isn't always on my side ... and my muse has vacation too sometimes ...
I have read really wonderful haiku, tanka, troiku and troibun (troika + prose) and I enjoyed reading them. I realize that I haven't read the last say 20 entries, but for sure I will do that soon.

Waves sculpture (modern art photography)
Our "modern art" month is running towards its end and I have the idea that this "modern art" theme is not easy, not easy at all or it's the time of year (holidays / vacations), because the response looks somewhat less than other months.

As you maybe remember several months ago I started "Wandering Spirit", the story of Yozakura, the unknown haiku poet. I will publish a new episode of this story later this week and I hope you all will like it again.

Next month, making the future, to look back at later this year (smiles), we will have a whole month of Imagination or images for your inspiration. I am busy to gather the images and the backgrounds towards them. So I hope to publish our new prompt-list next weekend.

As I look back into time than I see a structure of waves in our visitors numbers and that makes me happy. Earlier this year we reached our one million milestone and I really hadn't thought that I could do it ... with the beauty of haiku.

In the years of CDHK I used very often novels by Paulo Coelho to create our prompt-list and I think those months were exciting ... so I will do that again.

Of course there is our upcoming anniversary month October and I hope I can inspire you all and amaze you all ... because I think this anniversary month will be one festive month in which I will take the Tardis (Dr. Who) to visit several places to which I have sweet memories ... five year CDHK I didn't thought that could be happening .... and now ...


Chèvrefeuille, your host.


  1. Plenty to look forward to, Kristjaan!

  2. Thank you for all that you do, Kristjaan. Life has taken me away from many prompts these past few months but giving us more of a delay does allow me to catch up on some. Thank you for your visits as well...very appreciated. Cheryl-Lynn