Contrasts and Contradictions, for dVerse

This is the first time that I will link up to dVerse … I have heard often about this weblog and I know that several of my visitors at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai are giving acte de presence here. This time it’s all about Contrasts and Contradictions so to me, Chèvrefeuille haiku-poet from The Netherlands, this will not be an easy task, but … I have to try. So here it is my first haiku ever for dVerse:

black and white
the love for colors fainting –
virgin maiden touched

look around the world
in which you are living every day
upside world in dew

© Chèvrefeuille

Not as strong as I had hoped, but … well i have given it a try.


Mists over the foreign highlands

Good day dear friends and followers,

As you maybe know I have a daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and next to those daily prompts I sometimes do special features. One of those special features is called “Make the Haiku Complete” and as the title already says it’s the goal to complete a haiku of which I have given one or two lines.

A few days ago I published our 5th episode of this feature and I gave just the middle line. That middle line was “mists over the foreign highlands” and the goal was to write a first and third line with the classical syllables-count and an extra kigo (seasonword). As I published it I hadn’t the inspiration to make the haiku complete myself, but now … I have tried.
I wrote the first and third line towards it with the classical syllables count, and included an extra kigo “moon” (a kigo for autumn). I made it a difficult challenge and I have to admit it was really difficult.
Here is my completed haiku:

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon
© Chèvrefeuille

Hm … not as strong as I had hoped, but I loved composing it … I hope you like it.


After The Rainstorm

Not so long ago we had a very big rain- and thunder-storm here in The Netherlands and as this storm was on it’s highest level and returned to normal proportions the deep silence of an early spring-night overwhelmed me. I sat in peace outside opening up all my senses to smell, taste, hear and feel the peace after the rainstorm … a marvelous experience.
As I sat there on my porch in full peace, maybe even a kind of meditation, I heard croaking frogs singing their rainsong … and I listened to them and I even had the idea that they were talking, singing to me … very nice emotions came over me.

I have tried to catch that feeling in the next haiku:

after the rainstorm
frogs croaking their rainsong at midnight –
more rain to come

© Chèvrefeuille




Her Blushing Face

Yesterday evening, as I was on my way to the local hospital (were I am working as an oncology-nurse), the full flower moon* was orange, it looked like she was blushing. So I had to write this haiku.

her blushing face
behind a veil of clouds –
the orange full moon

© Chèvrefeuille

* the full moon of May


The Full Flower Moon (2)

Dear friends and followers,

Those who are regular visitors of this weblog know that I am as they say a “moon-lover”. I love our natural satelite and every time I look at her, my love, the beauty of her face in all her features hits me deep inside my heart. And now she, my love, is again full and she gives us all her loving light. Light she gets from her great friend the sun …
I just had to write a haiku in praise of her.


The Full Flower Moon

full flower moon
blossoms at the black night-sky
giving her beauty

© Chèvrefeuille

Well … I hope you did like this haiku … I enjoyed for sure the composing of it while watching at her, my love, the full flower moon. BTW … full flower moon is the name for the full moon of May.

Do you like haiku? Maybe you can visit my other weblogs:

Haiku Shuukan, a weekly haiku-meme
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a daily haiku-meme

And maybe you love to read some more haiku written by me than you can visit my personal Haiku Weblog Chèvrefeuille’s Haiku-blog

You are welcome to visit these weblogs.

Credits picture


I missed the full moon of March

As you all know I am a moon-lover. So I was overwhelmed with grieve as I realized that I had missed the full mon of March. As I came back from work last night I saw that she, the moon whom I adore, already was along her full face beauty and had started to become smaller. It felt like I was unfaithful to her and that made me sad. Tears rolled over my face … she, the moon whom I adore … I hadn’t give her my full attention … she, the moon, must have become sad as I didn’t admire her beauty as she was on her fullest, her brightest …

I had to write a haiku for her, the moon, to apologize for my lack of love.

tears on my face
as I see that she wasn’t full anymore
I missed her full face

I missed her full face
she whom I adore and love –
tears on my face

(c) Chèvrefeuille

I hope she, the moon, will forgive me my lack of love …

The First Cherry Blossom

Dear readers, followers, friends and Haijin,

Finally winter is over, at least here in The Netherlands. As I came home from the nightshift (I am an Oncology-nurse) the first thing I saw was … praise the Lord … that my Sakura is starting to bloom. To me that means (as every year) that spring has come. It’s really a joy to see the first Cherry Blossom bloom. That’s worth a celebration … so I had to share this with you all.


My Sakura has start to bloom …

first Cherry Blossom
worth a celebration –
spring is here

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai evolves …

Today I have created a new weblog for the Special features of my blogspot-weblog Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. As from today all the special features, except the CD Specials by the featured haiku-poet of the month, are published at:

Feel free to visit and share your thoughts with our haiku-community’s second place to be.


Mysterious moon

This evening I saw the most wonderful moon in it’s first quarter. It was surrounded by a thin veil of clouds and looked immense mysterious. But … the scene became more mysterious as the time went by … she tried to hide behind a tree’s barren branches … she … the moon … a mystery.

behind bare branches
she … the veiled moon in her first
hides her beauty

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Christmas feelings

peace all over the world
angels praising the new born king –
snow falls gently

Just an impromptu-verse … I was watching a TV-show about Christmas feelings and that show inspired me to the above haiku. It’s straight from my heart and I wish you all Merry Christmas.