Monday, July 30, 2018

Shikoku Island

Dear friends,

Maybe you know I am hosting a daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (link on the right). At Haiku Kai I have a seasonly feature the so called "season-retreat". At the moment the Summer Retreat 2018 is on and the theme is "finding the way". So I have to create haiku (or tanka) themed "finding the way".

I have created a haiku inspired on this theme about the once in a lifetime pilgrimage of Buddhists along the 88 temples on the Island Shikoku. At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we did this pilgrimage virtually back in 2014.

Pilgrim on Shikoku Island

Shikoku Island
walking the path of Kobo Daishi –
Lotus from the deep

(C) Chèvrefeuille

I hope to do this pilgrimage once in my lifetime too.

See you ...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2018 Peace Within (3)

Dear friends,

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai our 2018 Winter Retreat is on. A period of 30 days to write haiku or tanka every day on a theme. This year's theme is "Peace Within" and I love to share a haiku here with you inspired on this theme:

one heartbeat
breathtaking views in the Himalayans
only me

© Chèvrefeuille

I love this haiku ... I can see the Himalayans in front of me, I feel the mountain breeze and the silence around me, makes my mind still ... in peace again ... peace within.

See you