Saturday, September 29, 2012

September Heights, day 30 free

Inspired by the theme at

This is the last day of September Heights, it was a joy to participate in this challenge to write a haiku every day on a given prompt. Today our journey will end and we have to wait 'till April 2013 for a new April Heights.
The prompt for today is free given by Rachana. So I can take this for real and write a haiku on 'free' or I can write a haiku without a given prompt, that's also free I think. But ... I would like to share a few haiku which I have written in the past.

Last Spring I contributed a set of haiku to the haiku-contest of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) as I did in 2011 and in 2010. In 2010 one of my haiku got a honorable mention which made me very proud. This year ... none of my two haiku got a prize or a honorable mention, but I love both haiku very much and I think they are both wonderful. The VCBF haiku-contest is over so I can post my contribution of this year here.

I love seeing my Cherry Tree bloom. It's almost magical when I see the fragile blossoms open. In the moonlight they look even more fragile ... so wonderful and mysterious.

such fragility
sprouting cherry blossoms
in pale moonlight

cherry blossoms bloom
in the moonlight so fragile
ah! the Spring breeze

Credits: Cherry Blossom in the Moonlight

And to write a haiku on the given prompt free ... well I have to try.

finally free
after a long hot Summer
at last Autumn

at last Autumn
free art of Mother Earth
rainbow leaves

Credits: Rainbow Leaves

Well ... it was really a joy to be part in this September Heights. And if you, my dear visitors, have need for another daily haiku meme ... come visit my new weblog Carpe Diem, seize the day ... you can write a daily haiku on a given prompt. This new daily haiku meme will kick-off October 1st with the first prompt waterfall.

For closure:

I loved reading all your entries for September Heights. I am sure that I have missed a lot of your posts, but ... I hope you will forgive me. During lack of time I couldn't comment on all your wonderful posts. Hope to see you again somewhere, some place ... see you all next April Heights.

Blessed Be.



Amrit Sinha said...

Lovely set :-)

Unknown said...

lovely as always!

Judith Westerfield said...

"Free art of mother earth" - that is a classic concept and line. I love it a LOT.

knot2share said...

Thank you for sharing your haiku with us and also the interesting notes that go with them, which makes the reading more interesting. And congratulations on the honourable mentions for the Cherry Blosom ku.It is such a precious gift to happen to chosen ones only - and you are! Appreciate your visits and comments too.

Ellecee said...

A lovely set of haiku to wrap up our month's challenge. Well done.

Reading Pleasure said...

lovely set. it's been great reading your work

Grace said...

Your cherry blossoms offering are lovely ~

I like the autumn peeking under the rainbow leaves ~

I write haiku but try other poetry forms too ~ I will check out your blog when I am incline to write one ~

Christine "Chrissi" L. Villa said...

sprouting cherry blossoms
in pale moonlight

I love those lines. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Anonymous said...

very nice

Mark said...

I love Mother Earth's free art! Thank you for all your contributions to this month's challenge, and for your visits to my blog. I hope to participate in Tackle It Tuesday next week. You are still hosting it, correct?

Sayantini said...

It's wonderful Kristjaan. I loved your haiku.:)

Sayantini Bhattacharya

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful descriptions of the changing season.

Old Egg said...

Nature in her moods is such an inspiration to the poet. You pieces were delightful.

Strummed Words said...

I love the pictures that go with your lovely autumn poems.

Hazel said...

So beautiful! Somehow a 'pale moonlight' always makes me feel dreamy. I like the last one best of all - 'free art of Mother Earth.'

Karin Wiberg said...

It has been a pleasure--thanks for the month!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I have enjoyed a month of visiting your blogs and your kind comments and encouragement all month!! Perhaps I'll see you on your new blog! Not daily though!!

Magyar said...

autumn peeks
with this lower sun
autumn peaks

__Autumn starts... then before you know it... snow falls; that, that natural art.

Best wishes! _m

Sri Valli said...

Beautifully composed set Kristjaan!
You've written many haiku on nature...Shows your love towards it....Great work!!

Peace in prison

Laurie F. said...

Love the image of the cherry blossoms, a wonderful set of images.

PattiKen said...

Nice set. I've enjoyed reading your haiku this past month.

odyzz said...

What a beauty !!

Was under the clutches of Viral fever and I scribbled the last haiku within minutes ( I know its very very bad)I just wanted to complete this challenge ...
Many thanks for being a part of this amazing journey of HAIKU SEPTEMBER HEIGHTS...being a novice I tried to put in my best but I know at some or the other point I missed to hit the bull's eye and still all of you all inspired me a lot either by peeping into my space or liking my posts and of course your ever encouraging comments made me feel on the top of the world...Loads of special thanks to each one of you...September had been very exciting and a learning month for me...I know I need to improvise a lot and I shall try to do that for sure ...Thanks a lot once again...keep visiting and keep spilling your beans ..bouquets or brickbats all of them are accepted whole heartedly...

Anonymous said...

I've truly enjoyed getting to know you through this month of haiku. I love your cherry blossom haiku! Beautiful flowers! Truly Mother Nature is treating us to a wonderful art display right now. Belssed be to you as well.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Officially autumn is here, but in the Sonoran Desert as I write these words it is 105 degrees Fahrenheit: HOT! At least your words are cool!

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