Monday, January 10, 2022

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1856: Restarting?

 Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

First of all this: Happy New Year. I hope this new year, the 3rd in a global pandemic, will become a far better year than 2021.

The world is on fire. Everywhere on the Earth we see people rising up against their governments. All are up to make the world a better place than it is right now. Our world is no longer that world we know off, where we live in.

Every day again I wake up asking the same questions: What is going to happen with our wonderful world? Will the pandemic finally come to an end? Or ...

It makes me sad to see how our world is changing into one big battlefield of communities within communities, vaxxed and non-vaxxed stand up to each other. Families are ripped apart, our world is no longer a place of freedom and peace, but public ground of the wealthy few that are striving for The Great Reset. Covid-19 ... that global pandemic ... is orchestrated by just the wealthy few. And it's not from a recent date, no ... far before the WHO called out for the Covid-19 pandemic, this was already on the agenda.

Sounds like a conspiracy theory? Maybe it is, maybe it is not. I don't know. It gives me, as the germans call it "ein unheimliches gefull". 

As I read posts on several socials it gives me the chills. And again that question comes in mind: What is going on in the world.

Yesterday I posted a haiku on our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai twitter-account and I love to reproduce it here again:

A New Day Rises

a world in flames
reaching to regain freedom
a new day rises

© Chèvrefeuille, your host

In every haiku ... there can be a silent hope for a new world, a new day. Let us pray that this world fire will end soon ..

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  1. I agree, we've all been put through the mill over the past two years. Enough is enough, and the wheels are now beginning to fall off the juggernaut towards oblivion.

  2. Hi Kristjaan! Yes, the state of the world is disturbing but I believe faith, hope, and love will prevail. Beautiful photo of sunrise with windmills. Glad to see you're "restarting"!

  3. The combination of the photo and haiku make an excellent haiga.

  4. Happy New Year, Chèvrefeuille! Wishing you peace and health. Blessings.

  5. I concur with your thoughts.
    I was inspired to create a Senryu, but I'm not publishing it on my blog because it's part of a set of poems that I'm submitting to an entity other than myself for potential publication.

  6. Long time since …. Hope everything is ok Kristjan.
    I am practising writing haiku in Swedish - feel like it is more difficult ;)