Monday, October 30, 2017

Haiku Shuukan #2 ('17) sunrise

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our weekly haiku meme Haiku Shuukan. I have chosen for a 'simple' prompt this week. Sunrise ... every day again the sun rises to his (sun is male) throne ... in his chariot he travels along the sky every day from East to West ... We take this for granted, because it is creation.
In several cultures, for example in Japanese Shinto tradition, the sun is the only God or as in the ancient Mayan culture. The sun is important for us all. He is de center of our galaxy ... he gives nature strenght and energy. Without him we would live in complete darkness ... without him we wouldn't exist. We need the sun ... so every day as he again starts his journey along the sky ... we are granted new life.

at sunrise
dew sparkles
in praise

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... it's up to you now ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Monday November 6th at noon (CET). Have fun!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Haiku Shuukan 1 ('17) restart

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It has been a very long time that I published here at Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan, the weekly meme of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family. I love to restart this weekly meme today, which means Friday October 20th 2017. So from today on I will create a new episode every Friday, starting today with the prompt restart.

Not so long ago I became the chairman of a special advisory body for the managment of the hospital were I am working. This advisory body is purely for the improvement of the possibilities for nurses and the patients. As the chairman I wrote a newsletter for my colleagues with that same title "restart", because this advisory body was almost gone.

Okay back to this week's prompt restart. Restart ... is very clear in its meaning I would say and I think it needs no explanation. In nature there is always a moment to restart ... and that's after the dark part of the year, autumn and winter, spring is that restart nature comes to life again ... and for a lot of people (including myself) it's always a joy to see this rebirth.

alive again
nature celebrates the light
daffodils bloom

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... maybe I ask to much of myself or of you my dear haijin, visitors and travelers, but I think this is possible to do. Once in a week a new challenging prompt here at Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan. Be part of this new journey.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Friday October 27th at 7:00 PM (CET). Have fun!