Tribute to Jane Reichhold month 

Dear friends and followers, 

It has  been a while that I published here and I am also a bit late with this post; because I love to share that at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai;  my daily haiku-meme on blogspot,  we have a tribute for Jane Reichhold month 

Jane died at the end of July in the age of 79. She was the Queen of Haiku and Tanka and she was my dear friend and mentor .

September is almost over but you can still be part of this tribute month. Feel free to visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and participate. 

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Carpe Diem “path”


Dear friends and followers,

This month at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, my daily haiku meme on blogspot,  all the prompts are inspired on “the power of words”. Through quotes of known and unknown people we are exploring the power of words.

Yesterday (August 20th)that inspirational quote was by one of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family members, Hamish “Managua” Gunn, a wonderful and gifted haiku poet. This was the quote for inspiration:

[…] “Ah…and then there’s the path, always the path, there, to concentrate on.. ” […] Hamish Managua Gunn

I have tried to create a new haiku inspired on this quote and I think it has become a good one, but (of course) that’s not to me to say …

hidden behind the fog
the path goes on

© Chèvrefeuille

Heeding Haiku With … July 27th 2016 “one with nature”

Dear friends and followers,

As you maybe know I am one of the co-hosts of MLMM. And this week my post was about haiku and the theme I chose was “one with nature”. That theme I also have for the Summer Retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, but at MLMM I decided to make it somewhat more challenging by asking to go outside to use all your senses and create an impression of what you have experienced.

at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair
the shortest night

© Chèvrefeuille

And another one:

no boundaries left
all one with nature, the universe
a new day rises

© Chèvrefeuille

wind chime

And a new one, freshly composed:

feeling the rain
the shimmering of silver
sound of a wind chime

© Chèvrefeuille

I know that I am not often at this personal weblog, but I hope to publish more here soon.

See you.

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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