Sunday, March 23, 2014

Haiku Horizons "sand"

Good day dear friends,

This week's theme at Haiku Horizons is "sand", sand is not that easy to write a haiku about, but I have to try it of course.

footsteps in the sand
now little tiny puddles -
rainstorm of spring

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Waves on the beach

waves roll on the beach
taking sand and seaweed with it
and rolls back

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I hope you did like these haiku ... maybe I will see you again here or at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shikoku Pilgrimage

Shikoku Island Japan
Good day dear friends,

As you maybe know I have a daily haiku meme at: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and on that weblog we are now on a pilgrimage along the 88 temples of the Shikoku Temples Trail founded by Kobo Daishi (774-835). Today we are arriving at Temple 38, Kongofukuji, devoted to Senju Kannon the Boddhisatsva of the World, Mother of Humankind, and compassion.

Kongofukuji Temple
in silent prayer
pilgrims kneeling in front of Senju
Om Mani Padme Hum

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I hope you did like the read and maybe you will visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and be part of this pilgrimage yourself. You're welcome to visit and share.


Friday, January 17, 2014

My New Weblog Is Launched!

Dear friends,

It's my pleasure to introduce to you my second Carpe Diem Haiku Kai weblog. As you maybe know I started a daily haiku meme in October 2012. At that weblog I give every day a prompt for your inspiration to write haiku, senryu, tanka or kyoka and share it with the world. I also started several Special items for inspiration. For example: "Tanka Shrine", a Special about Tanka or "Distillation" in which item I ask you to distil a haiku from a longer poem.
All those Specials, except the weekly Tan Renga Challenge and the Specials in which I share a haiku from another haiku-poet for your inspiration, I have brought to a new weblog.

That new weblog  titled "Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special" is online now since January 6th 2014. I love to invite you all to visit that new weblog to read and be inspired to participate if you like haiku and other Japanese poetry forms.

You can find that new weblog at:
and my first Carpe Diem Haiku Kai weblog you can find at:

Feel free to visit and share, if you wish to, your haiku with these haiku-communities. You're welcome.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Inspired by the theme at

A long time ago I was a regular participant in this haiku meme of Leo at Haiku Heights, but as I started my own daily haiku meme I couldn't find the time to participate. So this is after a long time my contribution to this week theme "expactation".
Expectation ... a nice theme for sure in this time of the year, because we are closing into the end of 2013 and start almost with a whole new year 2014. 2014 Will be another great year I think, not at least because of the fact that I will become again a granddad, but also because of my daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I am looking forward to this new year and I hope that Carpe Diem Haiku Kai will grow further and that our haiku-family will grow too.

Here is my attempt to write a haiku with the theme Expectation

a whole new year
what will it bring to us?

what to expect?

Not a strong one, it's more like a quote or senryu, so another one more in the haiku-sphere:

cherry blossom buds
almost ready to open up

expecting brightness

Well ... I hope you did like the read ... and maybe see you somewhere else or maybe visit


Friday, October 4, 2013

Carpe Diem 313 Circle

Dear friends,

As you maybe know I have a daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and today our prompt is "circle" provided by Lolly, one of the contributors to Carpe Diem. As I was preparing the episode on "circle" I wasn't inspired to write my own haiku on "circle", but I couldn't stay behind of course so I publish here my haiku on "circle".

perfect abstract art
no beginning and no end -
seasons come and go

lost in a dream
running around in circles -
finding Inner Self

bound together
until eternity will call us
rings of gold shared

(C) Ring of Fire by Remo Wormmeester

ring of fire
passionate eternal love
between you and me

(The last two are in honor of my beloved wife)

Circle ... at first I thought it wasn't possible to write haiku about it, but I think I have succeeded, not very clear haiku, but for sure haiku-like. (smiles). Well ... see you ...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #13, "just a kiss" (WabiSabi)

Good day, dear friends and followers,

As you maybe know I host a daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem and on a regular base I introduce there new features. Several months ago I launched the Tan Renga Challenge in which the goal is to complete a Tan Renga.
A Tan Renga has two stanzas, the first has 5-7-5 syllables and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. It looks similar to the Tanka, the only difference is that a Tanka is written by one poet and the Tan Renga is written by two poets. (The Tan Renga is a short chained verse, as the Renga is a long chained verse.) This Tan Renga Challenge is a weekly event at Carpe Diem and this week the first stanza of the Tan Renga is by WabiSabi one of the contributors to the daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem. And I am grateful that WabiSabi gave me permission to use his haiku for the first stanza of this weeks Tan Renga Challenge.

at sunrise -
no words between lovers
just a kiss

(c) Wabi Sabi (8/24 2013)

Credits: roses

I think these roses are the best way to show the feeling in this haiku by WabiSabi and I think I will try to continu the second stanza also with that romantic touch. I hope I will succeed in that attempt.

First stanza (5-7-5):

at sunrise -
no words between lovers
just a kiss                                                        (WabiSabi)

Second stanza (7-7):

pink morning glory in full bloom
covered with crystal dewdrops

Well ... what do you think?

See you .... later with more haiku ....

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ese's weekly shoot quote challenge #3 Feel


Ese's Voice has a weekly challenge to write a poem inspired on a photo and a quote. This week the theme is "Feel" and the quote is by K.M. Beckner [...] "Time can only rob us of the things we can touch; it can’t rob us of the things we feel"[...] and the photo here after.

departing summer
the sweet smell of rotting leaves
I feel in the rain

Not a strong one, but in a way ... it has become extraordinary different with all other haiku I ever have written.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Carpe Diem's Punjab

Today the prompt at Carpe Diem is based on the musical track "Punjab" by Karunesh, the featured WorldFusion artist this month there. So I have sought the Internet for some more about Punjab.
Punnjab lays in the NorthWestern part of India and it's also called "Country of the five rivers", so with that I maybe can write a new haiku. So let me try.

between five rivers
a land of magic and mystery -
colorful world

colorful world
in tune with the universe ...

Not a strong set, but I like it a lot. I wonder ... "how would life be there?"

Credits: Punjab

Well ... if you like writing an sharing haiku then maybe "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" is something for you. Feel free to visit ...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beginning, for Ese's Weekly shot and quote challenge

Good day dear visitors,

It's really a joy to publish another post here at my base haiku-blog. I ran into a wonderful challenge to day which I love to share with you all and which I had to take. I like challenges so
Ese's Weekly shot and quote challenge, Beginning I love to try. It's the goal to use a photo and a quote to write a poem, to me of course, that will be haiku.

As I have it right this is the quote which belongs to the photo I love to use:

Everything is still ahead…

Well ... let me try it ... here it goes my first attempt for Ese's new challenge:

new beginnings
everything is still ahead -
cherry blossoms bloom

cherry blossoms bloom
finally spring has conquered winter
a new light rises

a new light rises
cherry blossoms fall silently
at last cherries

at last cherries
bare branches will bloom again -
new beginnings

I hope you like this cascading haiku ...  and I think I have touched the quote and have used the photo in a right way. So if you like it or dislike it ... please let me know.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Artificial flower, an impromptu haiku

A few days ago I shot this photo and it inspired me to write the following haiku, just an impromptu verse.

bumblebee visits
an artificial flower
on search of honey 

It was really a joy to watch this bumblebee it stayed on this artificial flower for a long time. I had a few more photo's of it, but they weren't good enough to use.

Well ... see you next time, with another nice haiku I hope.

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