Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
A few months ago (Oct 2021) I started a new feature here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to create haiku and other Japanese poetry forms. That new feature "Carpe Diem's Sunday Time Challenge" is challenge to create a haiku, or other japanese poetry form, inspired on a given theme within 24 hours.
For this Sunday (February 13th) I have chosen the theme "rainbow". I think you all know what the "rainbow" means, that gorgeous rainbow with it's wonderful colors, a sign placed by our Creator at the sky to remember us at the "Flood".
Nowadays we all know that the "rainbow" is more than only that sign ... it's also used for the LGTBQ community. So you can also create a haiku, or other japanese poetry form, inspired on that meaning of "rainbow".
I love that colorful rainbow it makes me happy. And it's happiness we all need in a time of insecurity.
To inspire you a little bit more I have a nice haiku for you, it is a haiku written by Issa, one of the four great haiku masters:
evening's fall colors -
the rainbow in the valley
A wonderful theme to work with. This Sunday Time Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Sunday, February 13th at 10:00 PM (CET). have fun! You can add your submissions to the linking widget hidden in our logo below.