Friday, August 15, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #18, Rose

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's a joy to prepare a new episode of our weekly haiku-meme Haiku Shuukan. I see sometimes new names, but also family-members of our Carpe Diem Haiku Family which is not only this weblog, but several other weblogs too.
For example our Carpe Diem Haiku Family has two weblogs at Wordpress and they are also worth visiting. Here are the URL's of these Wordpress weblogs:

Carpe Diem Haiku Family on this weblog I have also a few haiku-memes, but those are not on a regular bases ... here your can share your haiku inspired on a prompt given in our "Shadow"-meme and on our "reprise"-meme (were I publish on a irregular base prompts from older post of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai on Blogspot.

Carpe Diem's "Tackle It Tuesday" on this weblog, a weekly haiku-meme on (as the name already says) Tuesdays. At this weblog I am giving a weekly prompt more based on the "spiritual" ways of haiku.

Baccarat Rose

But ... that is that ... back to our prompt for this week rose. the Queen of the Flowers, as I may call her that? I love roses and they are so special ... I can remember the first time that I bought a bouquet of roses for my wife. I had asked her to marry me and after that I had a nice romantic dinner organized for the two of us. The keeper of the restaurant was great. She had prepared a nice table in a cosy corner of the restaurant and had decorated the table with the very big bouquet of Baccarat roses (red of course) which I had bought for my wife. Candles burnt and Champaign already in wonderful flutes of crystal ... it was really awesome ... and yes she said yes. Well .... this happened 25 years ago (1989) and we married in April 1991 after the birth of our first son.

roses for my love
on the floor before the fireplace -
the sound of Champaign

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I hope you did like this little story and that it will inspire you to write new haiku. This episode will be open for your submissions at noon (CET) and it will remain open until next Friday August 22nd at noon (CET). For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem's Haiku Shuukan.


  1. What a sweet story, Kristjaan -- and such a romantic haiku, too. :)

  2. A romantic soul here! Romantic haiku a new theme!