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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Haiku Shuukan #5 ('18) Blue Moon


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new Haiku Shuukan episode to inspire you. This time a short one, but I think a challenging one. Maybe you know today we had a second full moon in January, that means that we had a so called "Blue Moon", but it was not only a Blue Moon, it also was a "Super moon" and a total moon eclipse occurred also ... sciebntists have called this event "trifecta". It's a very rare thing that has occurred.

So the theme for this week is "Blue Moon". And here is an example written by myself:

it's a mystery
today a second full moon occurred
awesome ... Blue Moon

© Chèvrefeuille

Blue Moon
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until February 7th at noon (CET). Have fun!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Haiku Shuukan #4 ('18) wonderful life


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Every post at our CDHK-family's weblogs I start with this sentence and I like that ... because all our participants are Haijin (haiku-poets), visitors who like Japanese poetry and than there are those people who just travel by to read. Isn't that a joy. I think this Haiku Shuukan episode speaks for itselves, because ... life at CDHK ... is wonderful.


I like this song "Wonderful Life" and this video is really awesome to watch and to listen at. Let this music video inspire you to create a haiku (or tanka or other form of Japanese poetry) and share it with us all here at Haiku Shuukan, part of the haiku loving family Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Have fun!

This episode of Haiku Shuukan is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 22nd at 10:00 PM (CET).


Monday, January 8, 2018

Haiku Shuukan #3 ('18) Cold wind


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of Haiku Shuukan, our weekly haiku-meme, and for this week I have chosen the theme "cold wind" , because here we have a very cold east-wind. It feels very cold, almost -10 degrees Celsius. Well it's winter of course and this cold wind is not a surprise.

freezing cold
but the sun shines bright
wint3r dream

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is Now Open for your submissions and will remain open until January 15th 10:00 PM (CET).

Feel free to participate and to invite others to participate too.


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!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Haiku Shuukan Extra February 2016


This weblog will be temporarily closed because of lack of time. I hope to re-open this weblog later this year.

My excuses

Chèvrefeuille, your host

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Haiku Shuukan #37 Time


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

During lack of time I hadn't the opportunity to post another episode of our weekly Haiku Shuukan. And time isn't at my side. I have to much to do. I am an oncology nurse and of course the owner and host of the daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the base of the most weblogs I have created. Haiku Shuukan is part of what I love to call the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family and here I try to inspire you through weekly posts.

This week I have a nice quote by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) for your inspiration. Khalil Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern-day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran(Rahmeh). As a young man Khalil emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

Kahlil Gibran

He has written a lot of novels full of philosophical texts and the quote I love to challenge you with is from "Sand and Foam" (1926), it's not so well known as his "The Prophet", but has a lot of wonderful words.

Here is the quote for your inspiration:

[...] "We measure time according to the movement of countless suns; and they measure time by little machines in their little pockets. Now tell me, how could we ever meet at the same place at the same time?" [...]
And this is what I came up with:

seasons come and go
every year again, without changes,
the circle of life

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 20th at noon (CET). Have fun!