I had some spare time so I thought "let me create an all new feature" and I did. I have created a new feature to challenge you. I have titled this new feature "Carpe Diem's Brainteaser" and I think you will understand the goal already, but let me introduce this feature to you.
Back in 1988 I discovered haiku. At first I thought this is not my “cup of tea” “to difficult”, I thought, because I love long poems and short stories and in my opinion I need a lot of words to say what I want to say. So at first I wasn’t caught by haiku, but after reading a wonderful book about haiku I tried it. I remember that like it was yesterday. I even can remember my first haiku ever:
I dream away
Not a strong one I think, but it was the first ever. And because of that I took Chèvrefeuille as my haigo (pseudonym). Chèvrefeuille means Honeysuckle.
As I started writing haiku I struggled a lot with the form. Haiku isn’t easy to create, because of its very short form and its rules. So haiku isn’t easy … haiku can be a brainteaser.
In this new feature I love to explore other “special” haiku forms like “Pi-ku” and for example the “Acrostic haiku”.
For this first episode of “Carpe Diem’s Brainteaser” I love to challenge you to create an “acrostic” haiku. What does that mean “acrostic”? Well an “acrostic” haiku looks like this:
Only eyes for you
Of writing haiku
Eastern thoughts A
Redder than red
Year by year
Enjoy this new feature. I created it just for the fun, but it will not be easy.
This episode of "brainteaser" is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 22nd at noon (CEST). Have fun!