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 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:
seasons come and go
every year again, without changes,
the circle of life
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 20th at noon (CET). Have fun!