Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Carpe Diem #1513 Dreamer

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai were we are celebrating our sixth anniversary with themes that follow the alphabet. Today I have the letter D for you and the theme I have chosen is "dream".
I once had a dream to write and publish my first novel. That dream became true back in 2007 and a second novel was published in 2009, but I had another dream ... to promote haiku, my passion since the late eighties, through a daily meme. That dream I realized in 2012 ... in 2012 I created Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and this month we are celebrating the sixth anniversary of that dream. Do I have other dreams? Yes I have. One of my other dreams is to visit Japan, but I think that dream will not be come true in the upcoming, say ten years, because of a busy job and an awesome family and of course because of CDHK. In CDHK I lay all my love and passion for Japanese poetry form especially haiku (and tanka) and that gives me the feeling that I am really are visiting Japan.

Am I a dreamer? Yes I am and I love it. To inspire you I have a wonderful music video by Supertramp titled "dreamer" (video taken from You Tube, channel of Roger Hodgson, former leadsinger of Supertramp):

Here is a haiku taken from my archive:

fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
living my dream

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 9th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for all the great posts.

  2. Love this song...Thanks...spins me back me back to a free and easy time in life (sigh)
    I hope you visit Japan in the future.Why don't you contact your Japanese Embassy and apply for a travel grant. Countries like their cultures being promoted.