Monday, September 8, 2014

Haiku - Cemetery


name on old grave stone
no one left here to know them-
one day is our fate

When visiting the cemetery and seeing really old grave stone dates and names. I wonder who they were? What life was like then for them? What the town was like then were they lived? Much different... no cars. They used horses and fireplaces. The fashions ect. 

Really the cemetery is the place I have felt closest to God. Thinking about all those souls. I know there is more then just this earthly place. But now is the time to think about what to do with this life... I am reminded while there.

Inspired by:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flame - Haiku


from the held lantern
the flame burned in the night-
a beacon of hope

Haiku - Silence


the evening silence-
crickets chirp by the window
cool Summer stillness

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #546, Silence

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Haiku - Mask

Haiku - Mask

Photo found online
owner unknown

we observe our world 
painted hidden in secret-
from behind the mask

Carpe Diem #544, Mask/Masque

Haiku - Butterfly

Haiku - Butterfly

i dream to be free-
visit open field daisies
as the butterfly

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem's "Little Creatures" #2, "I dreamed I was a butterfly" (Soshi)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Haiku - Wall


the wall has been built
hence await for visitors-
we stand by the gate

 Maybe that wall is also the wall about which Khalil Gibran says the following:

[...] "After all this is not a bad prison; but I do not like this wall between my cell and the next prisoner’s cell; Yet I assure you that I do not wish to reproach the warder not the Builder of the prison".[...]

[...] "Sadness is but a wall between two gardens". [...]


tearing down the walls
giving room to wild flowers
to color the earth

© Chèvrefeuille

**I don't like to give explanation or add too much in hopes the haiku speaks for itself. I would like to add. I think walls people build (or are helped built for them) are individual; as the door they have to that wall.** 

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #543, Wall

Monday, August 18, 2014

Haiku - Departing Summer

Departing Summer

shorter days long nights
cool clear harvest moon is near-
departing Summer

For the Prompt it is said to write in our own language. My own language is English... I am American living in Germany. So I know English well. I am learning German. My mandatory German class begins again this week... which I want to learn. I don't know enough German to write a Haiku in German. But I might want to try sometime. 

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem's Kamishibai #10, "departing summer"

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Haiku - Regularity


late Summer evening
enjoying camomile tea- 
rest and feel at home


4 Haiku - Solitude


Four Haiku

in calm solitude
sitting alone self assured-
a love from within 

there is solitude 
when with the nature and life 
we have become one. 

gaze out the window
like a cat in solitude-
pondering deep thoughts

lone introspection
finding you are all you are-
the best place to be

**I love this theme. I could probably write a book of Haiku on this (maybe I will). Solitude is a great place to be. A time for thinking without interference. The ability to enjoy being alone is a great thing. Not all the time of course. I think it takes time and age to get to that place in ones life. Loneliness is searching outside for what you have inside already. When that place is reached being with others can be even better. Time with others is shared and enjoyed.... not needed for lack of loneliness. It is my belief and thoughts. I definitely enjoy me time alone to think... write Haiku. Even if it is late at night when everyone is sleeping. It keeps you centered.**    

Inspired by:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Haiku - Wings


from the wings of life
along the path a feather-
the Spring birds fly

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #540, Wings

Haiku - Trees


in late afternoon
Autumn leaves in trees call me-
feeling days of old

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #539, Trees

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tan Renga : "how rare the sight"

 Tan Renga : "how rare the sight"

For this week's Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a haiku written by Magical Mystical Teacher (MMT). It was her response on one of our prompt-haiku last month. She wrote this haiku in response on this haiku by Basho:

how rare the sight—
yellow blossoms brushing
the sky with light

I completed the Tan Renga with:

there blooms a beautiful gift
with the God given sunlight

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #47, MMT's "how rare the sight"

Haiku - Paradise


dream or memory
beautiful green paradise-
a love filled garden

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #538, Paradise

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Night- Fibo-Ku

owl in tree
forest of Autumn
the eyes penetrate the darkness
all there can be seen in the mysterious unknown

Fibo-Ku is a new poetic form (for me) I wanted to try.

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem's Fibo-ku, an introduction to a new haiku form

Rowan Tree - Haiku

Rowan Tree - Haiku

Inspired by Photo from 
Managua Hamish Gunn of Cabin Fever 

have comfort under 
the enchanted rowan tree- 
feel an Autumn breeze

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #21, Hamish Gunn's Imagination GW-post

Monday, August 11, 2014

Haiku - Truth


the pursuit of Truth
is where true beauty is found-
in which life is based

Truth is one of my favorite words. I think it is one of the most important aspects of life. Sincerity is neither bad or good when based in the real and true from the heart. 

As Khalil Gibran wrote about 'truth':
 [...] "When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty". [...]
I agree completely. 

Inspired by and read more here:

Carpe Diem #537, Truth

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Haiku - Pearl


from the moonlight glow
shines on the vast midnight sea-
is born the black pearl

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #535, Pearls

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Haiku - Pebble

pebble in lifes pond
small waves reach far and rests
remains one beneath

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #536, Pebble

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Haiku - Ancestors


ghosts of land and sea

the treasured antiquity-
as blood in your veins

Inspired by: 

Carpe Diem #534, Ancestors

Haiku - Serenity


It says: thinking casual

silent in serenity
contentment is found-
free with solitude

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Haiku - Forest

Haiku - Forest

listen in spirit
on the ancient forest path-
walking as the heirs

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #533, Forest

Haiku - The Scent of Poetry

The Scent of Poetry

#1 Rain

Summer afternoon
clouds and wind bring a cool breeze-
smell rain in the air

#2 Spice

cinnamon and clove
burnt sienna of Autumn
an incense shared view

Inspired by:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I wasn't online too much yesterday.

I wasn't online too much yesterday. The computer screen was too bright for my eyes... when I did check the computer I wore my sunglasses. LOL 
I was at the eye doctor for an exam. They checked my eyes everything is good. My pupils were enlarged to check my retina. I have a Posterior vitreous detachment. The retina is attached good. Because I have this they like to check it every year or two. Everything is good. Today my eyes are normal.
 — feeling relieved.

I missed the monday blogs... but I will have them going again. : )

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Haiku - Sweetness

once i had stood blind
today i am filled light-
to all Gods sweetness

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #531, Sweetness

Haiku - Mist

Tags says: Belief in life and live it fully

seeing the surface
where is the significance-
hidden past the mist

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #530, Mist

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Haiku - Clear


Summer forest sounds
listening carefully there-
everything was clear

Inspired by the prompt at

Haiku - Full Circle

Haiku - Full Circle

Spring cherry blossoms
delicate among the leaves-
petals in the breeze

Summer solstice rose
held in my hand on the beach-
sunset full with love

whispers departure
under the Autumn full moon-
mushrooms on the path

crystal icicles
endure the Winter blizzard-
then new years fireworks


12 words - one in each line.

1. cherry 
2. leaves
3. breeze
4. solstice
5. beach
6. love
7. departure
8. moon
9. mushrooms
10. icicles
11. blizzard
12. fireworks

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem (goes) Full Circle #1, Introduction to a new feature.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Haiku - beginning or end

Summer day green grass
call of body mind and soul-
beginning or end

Carpe Diem #527 Shiki (5), "a departed soul"

Haiku - Opium

Autumn spice incense
intoxicating fragrance-
perfume that i love

I didn't want to sound like a perfume sale advertisement. But I do love this perfume... I have not wore it for a while. I wear Joop! for women now. Opium is a heavy,musky,spice scent; if you have never smelled it. I really enjoy spice fragrances cinnamon and cloves in tea and incense as well. 
I am against drugs and didn't feel for a sad haiku. This is what came to mind for the subject. Besides I am a woman and like fashion. I am honest. : )

Inspired by:

Haiku Shuukan #15, Opium

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Haiku - content


sit alone content
pondering lifes mysteries-
sipping green tea

Inspired by the prompt at

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Haiku - Catnap


Summer afternoon
cats seen peaceful lost in slumber-
i to wish to dream

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Haiku - Summer darkness

Haiku - Summer darkness

hot Summer darkness
they rendezvous and converge-
bats at rivers edge

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #18 Jessica Slavin on Issa

Haiku- Summer

My inspiration today comes from:

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Today (Tuesday July 22th) I love to share another haiku by Issa, his fourth of this month. It's a nice haiku and it's a real example of Issa's ''child-like'' look at the world. It's really a joy for me to prepare these episodes to help your inspiration flow.

Here is the fourth haiku by Issa:

hito kitara kawazu to nare yo hiyashi uri

if anyone comes,
turn into frogs,
o cooling melons!

© Kobayashi Issa

Issa has just put some melons into a tub of water outside the house, to cool them. As they float on the surface of the water, their green bellies remind him of frogs, just at the moment that he has a feeling of hesitation, of uneasiness, at leaving them ungarded. This momentary see-sawing of the mind makes the notion of melons turning into frogs more than merely fanciful. The humour also, joins where it seems to separate.

Another haiku on melons by Issa is the following:

nusubito no miru to mo shirade hiyashi uri

of the gaze of the thief. -
melons in cool

© Kobayashi Issa

My haiku inspired by Issa:

the thief passes
Summer melons cool in pond-
he thinks they are frogs

Inspired by and can be found at:

Carpe Diem #521 Issa (4), ''O cooling melons!"

Friday, July 18, 2014

Haiku - Nocturnal


Sketch of an Owl from my sketchbook.

old nocturnal owl
from Autumn trees large eyes see-
secrets of the night

Haiku Shuukan #14, Nocturnal

Haiku - Spring Calendar

sun sets and rises
Spring found on the calendar- 
yet only now matters

Inspired by:

Carpe Diem #518 Basho (4), ''has spring come''