On Living and Dying Day 16 by Kristjaan Panneman

On Living and Dying Day 16 by Kristjaan Panneman

Visit this weblog it’s great to see and read how people think about living and dying. A great project.

The Seeker's Dungeon

Secrets Unveiled

by Kristjaan Panneman of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

finding peace of mind
the soothing sound of rippling water
the rustling of leaves
strengthens my tired mind
that’s fortitude
deep inner peace, the beating of my heart,
the music of life
caught in the rippling stream –
finding peace of mind

© Chèvrefeuille (pseudonym of Kristjaan Panneman, haiku poet)

Sunday September 3rd 1995:

“You have to come to the hospital immediately”, was what my mother said on the phone. “Your brother is dying.” I sank to my knees screaming and crying. “Not my brother!! Not my brother!!”
My wife knelt next to me and embraced me. “Come we have to go to the hospital, before it is too late.”
We were too late… five minutes before my wife and I arrived, my brother died… a young man 35 years of age… my older (and only) brother.

I remember…

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365 Days of Guest Posts at The Seeker’s Dungeon…read on

Tournesol dans un Jardin

Taken from The Seeker’s Dungeon

by Sreejit Poole

365 Days of Guest Posts.  Get involved and share your story.

All things born must die a physical death.  This we all know. Whether you believe that we fade to black or merge into the light, view death as an end, a new beginning or a transition, plays a major role in how you live.  Do you try and experience everything you can knowing that you are going to die and be gone forever?  Does this cause you to embrace life more fully or does it fill you with fear?  Or do you believe that the way you live sets before you a path towards heaven, hell, or future births?

For 365 days, starting from May 1, 2016, we will have a meditation on Life and Death here in the Dungeon. I want to hear about how you embrace life.  What makes…

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courting swans

Just to publish something.

Carpe Diem Haiku Family

Dear friends,

It has been a while that I posted here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family, but I hope to change that this year. Of course most of my attention goes to our daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, but its a shame that I post so little here.

Today was a wonderful “spring-like” day here in The Netherlands. During my lunch break I took a little walk outside of the hospital. Across from the hospital we have a nice park with a beautiful pond full of ducks, coots and moorhens, but also swans. As I walked through the park I noticed that two of the swans were courting. Its amazing to see how these beautiful creatures are courting each other. The beautiful symmetry of their movements … very gracefully …

I felt very sad that I didn’t had my camera with me, and I don’t have a mobile…

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Throat singing


Dear friends and followers,

It has been a while that I posted here at my personal WP weblog, but I hope to be more often here at WP to share my haiku (or other Japanese poetry form). This time, as you can see at the title of this post, it’s about “throat singing”. It’s a wonderful way of singing and it’s mostly seen/heard in Central Asia. As you (maybe) know I have a daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai at blogspot. This month all the prompts I use are distilled from the scene of the Altai Mountains, in Central Asia, home of the Tuvan-people. This month at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK) we are on the way of the shamans and are discovering the world of the shaman.
Today Hamish Managua Gunn (a.k.a. Pirate) is my guest-host at CDHK and he shared a wonderful blog about throat singing really awesome.

Here is an example of throat singing:

Isn’t it beautiful? It inspired me to create a haiku in which the words without sound, as in throat singing are like a symphony:

rustling of leaves
sound of the spring rain
one with nature

one with nature
listen to the cry of an eagle
the rustling leaves

© Chèvrefeuille

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille October 14th 2015

Just to share a post which i am proud of.

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Old Pond (1) by Basho

Dear friends of MLMM,

First I have to apologize for being this late with posting a new episode of Heeding Haiku. I had a very busy week and had lack of time, but I hope you all will forgive me for being this late.

Here is our new episode of Heeding Haiku With … I love to challenge you this week with a, maybe very strange, task. As you maybe know haiku is the impression of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown in water. So before composing a haiku you had an experience which caught your attention and gave you the opportunity to write a haiku about. I love to challenge you this week by asking you to “re-write” a haiku by one of the classic haiku masters.
I will give you the haiku and the story which stood at the birth of the haiku.

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