Saturday, November 17, 2012


Isn''t it a wonderful flower? The Peony ... so fragile and colorful, but it can also be a big flower when the Peony is a ''double one".
I had to write another haiku inspired on this haiku by Issa:

the peony falls
spilling out yesterday''s

This is my other haiku on peony:

pink flowers bloom
between green dewy leaves
a double peony

Hm it''s a beauty I think.

Have a nice weekend ... see you another day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, Chrysanthemum

Tackle It Tuesday starts today with a new 'rule'. Every episode will stay on for two weeks. Why? Because of lack of time, I have my daily Carpe Diem haiku meme and for now that's my main meme. So this episode of Tackle It Tuesday will stay on 'till Monday November 26th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post the new episode of Tackle It Tuesday that day around 10.00 PM (CET). Hope you all understand this.

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has passed away ... our last Tackle It Tuesday prompt was 'Wuthering Heights' and it wasn't a great success, but ... well it wasn't an easy prompt. So for this week I have chosen Chrysanthemum a wonderful Autumn (and Winter) 'kigo' or seasonword. It's really a nice flower for this time of year.
Last Sunday I was visiting my parents in law in Amsterdam. My father in law had a wonderful basket full of Chrysanthemum in his garden. They were wonderful colored, yellow, orange, purple and white. A nice Autumn bouquet. I was a bit sad after our visit, because I hadn't my camera with me. If I had ... than I could have shown you this wonderful Chrysanthemum basket. So now I will use another photo for this post.

Chrysanthemums bouquet
so many colors
the backyard looks like a rainbow
Chrysanthemums in bloom

in the garden
of my parents in law
Chrysanthemums bloom

a sea of colors
as far as you can see
blooming Chrysanthemums

Well ... I hope these haiku inspire you, my dear haijin, visitors and travelers, to be creative and write your own haiku. Please share your creativity with Tackle It Tuesday.
This Tackle It Tuesday episode will be staying on 'till November 19th 11.59 PM (CET).

Have fun!

Basho ... one of my heroes

For Carpe Diem's 'hero',

Basho is one of my heroes, next to e.g. Gandhi. Why is Basho my hero? I am a haiku poet and Basho was a haiku master which I adore. I even have a weblog about him. Basho is my inspiration for writing haiku.

Basho's 'Small Path to the Deep North'

Today Carpe Diem has hero for prompt and I love to try to write a or a few haiku about Basho.

small ways
leading to Enlightenment
just like Basho

croaking frogs
Basho's old pond haiku

Old Pond
Frog Jumps In
Sound of Water

the sound of water
resonates through my garden
I feel like Basho

Basho's original hand written haiku (and haiga) 'frog pond'
Isn't it a lovely triplet of haiku inspired on Carpe Diem's 'hero'? My hero ... Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).

Matsuo Basho, my hero
 Well ... this was my take on 'hero'. Who is your hero?