Monthly Archives: September 2013

Haiku For Carpe Diem #310, Tsuyujimo (dew frost)

Today marks the first anniversary of  Carpe Diem haiku prompts with Tsuyujimo (dew frost). Image by Vincent van Zeijst nestled on nettle the early morning dew frost first sting of winter Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #309, Bashoo (Bananaplant)

The Carpe Diem haiku prompt today is Bashoo (Bananaplant). We learned that the great haiku master Basho took his name from the banaplant after being given one as a gift. under banana great haijin slips on a skin master basho’s … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #308, Sake (salmon)

Today’s Carpe Diem haiku prompt is Sake (salmon). Image © Copyright Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence  salmon leaps through torrents to find its name sake After seeing jazzbumpa‘s response to this prompt, I was inspired to write … Continue reading

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Haiku for Carpe Diem Special Southard’s “widening rings”

Today’s prompt from Carpe Diem is a haiku written by O. Mabson Southard Widening Rings: a patter of rain … the lily-pad undulates on widening rings © O. Mabson Southard My response is: Image by Scooter Lowrimore  the splatter of feet a … Continue reading

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Haiku From Binna Burra Sky Lodge

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Chooyoo (Chrysanthemum Festival)

The Carpe Diem haiku prompt for today is Chooyoo (Chrysanthemum Festival). Image by Hide-sp yellow samurai woos the blushing courtisan chrysanthemum love Image by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) pink chrysanthemum a lick of perfect petals sensual chooyoo Image by Andy Mabbett dancers in the bed … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #305, Warazuka (Straw bundles)

Our kigo from Carpe Diem today is Warazuka (Straw bundles). The haiku this inspired is:   Image by Stephen Wheeler straw bundles crows not yet scared by this parade Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you like these Haiku, … Continue reading

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #304, Yanagi Chiru (Willow leaves fall)

Our haiku prompt for today from Carpe Diem is the kigo Yanagi Chiru (Willow leaves fall) Image by Jarosław Pocztarski summer birds have flown winter’s frost caressing bough willow weep no more Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 If you … Continue reading

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Brisbane Festival

Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013

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Haiku For Carpe Diem #303, Tonbo (Dragonfly)

After a break from writing haiku for Carpe Diem, I’m back today to respond tho the prompt Tonbo (Dragonfly). Image by timitalia risen from the pond weary dragonfly feels blue sighs… “leaf, me, alone“ Smiles, love and laughter © John Belchamber 2013 … Continue reading

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