Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first episode of our 8th anniversary. Carpe Diem Haiku Kai celebrates its 8th anniversary this month. I started CDHK back in 2012, just for fun and to promote haiku, the Japanese poetry form to which I am addicted since 1988.
The goal was to give visitors the possibility to create haiku (and tanka) by giving them a theme or prompt. I remember that I published my first post on the same date as today, so our celebration should start today, but ... well October 1st 2012 ... was the official start of CDHK.
streaming through the leaves
lightening my path
reflects on the pages
a touch of haiku
The above image shows you the cover of that Haiku Book I told you about. It's written by the Dutch haiku poet J. van Tooren and is titled "Haiku, een jonge maan" (Haiku, a young moon).
Celebrate this month, our 8th anniversary, with us all. Let us create a wonderful festive month ...
nature's beautiful celebration -
enjoying the view