Sunday, June 9, 2019

Carpe Diem #1677 Troiku Month (6) Chasing A Fly

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new "regular" episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai where we are challenged to create Troiku this month. I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend, I had a very relaxed weekend and could (finally) find some time for myself. It has been a good decision several months ago to create our weekend meditations to have some time for myself. Thank you all for respecting that choice.

This week I love to start with a recently written haiku by myself. It has a small story ... last week we were "terrorized" by a fly, two days long he "terrorized" our home and on the 2nd day I decided to catch him in a kind of Zen way. Silently sitting and only follow it with my eyes. At first I thought that wouldn't work, but after a few hours the fly came to sit on my knee. It felt safe I think, but I caught it in my hands and let it go free outside in the garden.

Chasing A Fly

After that situation I wrote the following haiku/senryu:

chasing a fly
in silent meditation mode
eyes fixed

© Chèvrefeuille

A wonderful haiku/senryu to work with I think. Well ... have fun!

By the way did you know that the fly has a deeper meaning? I didn't know that, so I think a lot of you will not know that too. So let me give you the deeper meaning of the fly.

Much like the butterfly, fly symbolism it letting you know that quick and abrupt changes in your thoughts, emotions, and endeavors are afoot. Moreover, these rapid changes in all aspects of your life, are happening now. Therefore, you should be prepared to move quickly even in unfavorable and uncomfortable conditions. Similar to the rabbit, fly meaning can also signify that an exponentially growing source of abundance is available for you right now. Thus you must use your keen eyesight to see the way. In other words, never give up.

Alternatively, the fly symbolism could be reminding you that your persistence in reaching your goals will bear fruit sooner than later. Moreover, this will happen even if it means that you have to annoy others or be selfish for a while. In other words, you do have the ability to accomplish your goals.
(source: fly symbolism)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 16th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... be inspired and have fun!


  1. pesky pesky moments ~ they can be so frustrating, and rather taxing -

    and you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, to be sure 🐝 LOL -
    of course, this is a unique approach, waiting it out, makes me wonder how curious house flies are- and one that yielded results :)

    thanks for sharing the story and offering us additional "symbolism
    hope you have a most wonderful week

  2. Only you could be that calm . . . and quick.