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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

New Beginnings

with wind in her wingsfinding nectar in purposea new creation Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1833 Butterfly

A Love Affair

a wave rises past the edge of sea cliffs kissing a rainbow ©Vivian Zems Rainbows of High Tide coming to sea cliffs the off-shore breeze raises a flower fragrance out of a wave rainbows of high tide arching wind ©... Continue Reading →

Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 (fusion haiku)

footprints on my heart spanning spring to autumn what they left ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 Ozaki Hosai's "on the field" A fusion of Ozaki's haiku into the one above on the field where evening has died out my... Continue Reading →

Bare Branches

bare branches a painting against the blue sky leaves under my feet © Yozakura, the Wandering Spirit bare branches an image of what was once nature- exposed a painting against the blue sky sunlight forms a backdrop dripping brushes leaves... Continue Reading →

Night’s Stage

  [...] "There is nothing you can see that is not a Bashoflower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon."[...]  Matsuo Basho night sets the stage between moon and spring flower a spread of beauty Carpe... Continue Reading →

Promenade at noon….

  I'm serenaded by dizzying scents and the fragrance a new season brings. exhale spring's perfume, inhale even more ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1415- Perfume of Spring The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just one line... Continue Reading →

A Leafless Tree

Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916), born Natsume Kinnosuke, was a Japanese novelist of the Meiji period (1868–1912). He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar... Continue Reading →

Light of The World

first shaft of sunlight daffodils preen haughtily lifting my spirits ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai- Spring Retreat "Light of the World" Day 16


The world isn't always black and white. When it is, it doesn't stay that way for long. With shifting gears and an uplift in mood, grey shades percolate the landscape. A rise in hope and a flash of inspiration suffuses... Continue Reading →

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