The Netherlands

Bio: I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

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  2. Hello Basho and thanks for hosting the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and for your skillfully crafted Haiku. I am new to this form of poetry. I find reading heartfelt creations of poets such as you to be very inspirational, both creatively and spiritually. It doesn’t surprise me to read that you are an oncology nurse. It takes a very kind and strong heart to serve this challenging profession. Thank you and I look forward to reading more of your work. Namaste

    • Thank you Parmis. My work as an oncology-nurse is very inspirational, but haiku is also my way to keep in balance with the sometimes haertbreaking events I have in my work. I love my work a lot and cannot live without it.

      • Kristjaan/Chevrefeuille, I must thank you for a wonderful lesson in contemplation and patience. I hastily wrote my comment mistakenly referring to you as Basho. Though in absolute terms, there are no mistakes in life and as Basho inspired your craft, you will inspire mine. I admire your passion for your profession. I presume Dutch healthcare system is more rewarding than its American counterpart. Thanks again

      • I live for my work as an oncology-nurse it’s really my life’s goal to do this work. And Basho is for sure my teacher according to haiku. I see Basho as my twin’soul.

  3. Thank you for following my blog, I am following you now. I admire anyone who has mastered the haiku, something that has always eluded me. Your work is lovely and inspiring. It is a great thing to add beauty to the world instead of detracting from it, I wish you the best.

  4. Thank you for following my blog. I am so enjoying Carpe Diem, the challenges, the responses, your creations. I have not done this sort of thing before, challenges and then adding links and such. I imagine I will make many mistakes and in advance, I apologize. I do deeply admire your profession. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and been one of the many who died. God saved me from that. My oncologist had a floor on the hospital just for his patients with carefully chosen nurses, technicians, caregivers. The oncology nurses were so tender and encouraging to the patients. They were truly angels who helped me through a painful and dark time. You have a hard job but so very important. Your haiku are also wonderful. I love to write them and I know that I have far to go, but I do love them! Again, thank you.

    • I love my work as an oncology nurse so i thank you for your kind words, It’s a tough job but it gives me so much positive energy. Haiku is a great way to stay in balance and I love composing them.


      Kristjaan a.k.a Chèvrefeuille

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