Sunday, September 30, 2018

Carpe Diem #1510 Adventure ... the celebration starts

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the first (regular) episode of our wonderful Kai. This month we celebrate our 6th anniversary and I hope to makes this month festive and a real joy. Invite your friends to visit and participate us and share the beauty and love of our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family, because that's what we are a warmhearted family of haiku poets. Of course we don't create only haiku but all kinds of Japanese poetry forms.

As I told you in an earlier post I haven't invited celebs from the poetry world, because I hadn't enough time to search for them and invite them. So this month I hope to celebrate our 6th anniversary with only my own ideas and thoughts. This month I will try to give you an episode every day following the alphabet. Today we start with the letter A. Our theme for this day is "adventure" and an adventure it was as I started CDHK back in October 2012.

CDHK's first ever logo
Back in February 2012 I participated in a daily haiku meme and I enjoyed that very much. To read a few of my submissions for that daily haiku meme please visit my personal weblog Chèvrefeuille's Haiku Blog.
In that same year I also participated in a daily haiku challenge organized by Haiku Heights in April. It was really a joy to work with haiku on an every day base. Because of that great feeling I started Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (than only titled Carpe Diem) to give other poets the chance to create haiku, tanka and other Japanese poetry forms on a daily base.

Back in 2012 I couldn't have dreamed that CDHK would be still alive and kicking 6 years later, but here we are ... celebrating our 6th anniversary. In the years of our excistence we have read a lot of haiku, tanka and other Japanese poetry forms by classical and non-classical poets, but I also challenged you with a diversity of special features.
CDHK had grown and now we have several other weblogs at e.g. Blogger and Wordpress and don't forget that we have our own exclusive series of CDHK E-books as you can find in our Library. What a joy it is to celebrate our 6th anniversary with you all. Thank you all for being part of this wonderful and challenging adventure ...

Well ... let's start the celebrations of our 6th anniversary ... Today our theme is "adventure" and I have searched the Internet for haiku on this theme. Here is an example:

Pond waters ripple
A gentle summer breeze blows
Adventure awaits 

© Theresa Quinn

Or this one by Laurie Woodward:

What adventure comes
Beneath the moon, I wonder
As it shines above

Two wonderful haiku I found on the Internet and maybe you know this one by Matsuo Basho, maybe not as clear as the other two examples, but I think in this haiku by Basho you can read and feel the adventure.

A hill without a name
Veiled in morning mist.

© Basho

As you all know I see Basho as my sensei, so he had to be mentioned in this first episode of our 6th anniversary month.

Here is an adventurous haiku from my archives:

like a chain of iron
the Wisteria climbs against the wall
reaching for the sky

© Chèvrefeuille

Isn't that an adventure? Climbing against the wall reaching for the sky ... awesome!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Ocetober 7th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun! Be part of our celebration.

Revisit our first episode: October 1st 2012

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