Sunday, January 22, 2017

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2017 fragile beauty (3) young leaves


Dear friends,

As you maybe know I am hosting a daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month we are on our way to Santiago de Compostela following that ancient pilgrimage route, but we also are busy with the Spring Retreat 2017 themed "fragile beauty", 30 days of writing at least one haiku a day to celebrate spring.

Feel free to visit and be part of this 30 days of writing haiku.

such sadness
to see tears on young leaves
the bright sunlight


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring Retreat 2017 "fragile beauty" 1 diamonds


Dear friends,

Maybe you have read it somewhere, but else I love to tell you. Every year I organize a seasonly "retreat" and on January 15th I started with the Spring Retreat "fragile beauty". The "retreat" means 30 days of writing (at least) one haiku or tanka themed "fragile beauty".

So here is my first "Spring Retreat" submission:

fresh fallen snow
fragily beauty covers the garden
blanket of diamonds


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tanka Kukai "Winter Love"


Dear friends,

Here is my submission for the first ever Tanka Kukai at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, my daily haiku meme. This first ever Tanka Kukai is themed "winter love" and here is my submission:

wonderful trees
covered with fresh snow
crystalizing sunlight
the backyard covered with snow
finally a white Christmas


© Chèvrefeuille
If you would like to participate in this first ever Tanka Kukai "Winter Love" than visit the post about it HERE.

See you ...

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 "Find The Silence" #20 the sound of rain


Dear friends,

The Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem is almost over. It runs until December 15th at 10.00 PM (CET), so just a few days to respond. This Winter Retreat was a joy, but also a challenge. Trying to write a haiku or tanka on a daily base wasn't easy, but as I see how many responded than it was for sure a success.

the sound of rain
on the tin roof of the cabin
deepens the silence


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ....

PS. If you would like to participate .... than feel free to visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai by clicking on the above (fat) link.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 "find the silence" #19 a tanka


Dear friends,

Just a few minutes ago I created a new post for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In that episode I shared a tanka that was inspired on a piece of music, but it fits also the theme of the Winter Retreat, so I love to share that Tanka here too for the Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem.


heavenly music
resonates through the neighborhood
early sunrise
birds praising their creator
I embrace my love

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 find the silence #16 awakening


Dear friends,

Another submissions for the Winter Retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This Winter Retreat is a period of 30 days in which the challenge is to create a haiku or tanka every day themed "find the silence".

in deep silence
thoughts tumbling through my mind
awakening


© Chèvrefeuille
See you ...

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 Find The Silence #15 hidden glory


Dear friends,

It has been a while that i posted for the CD Winter Retreat, but time isn't at my side. I am a busy guy with a lot to do ...

hidden glory
revealed as the mist evaporates
broken bell

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 "find the silence" #14 walk through the forest


Dear friends,

I has been a few days ago that I posted here at my personal weblog. I am (to) busy with my daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Yesterday I started with the new month of Carpe Diem. This month I hope to inspire my visitors with classical music of all times and from all over the globe. Therefore for this Winter Retreat I have tried to bring the two things together.





The above music video gives you Ernesto Cortazar playing Beethoven’s Silence.

This music piece inspired me to create the following haiku:

walk through the forest
only the sound of nature to enjoy
ah! that silence

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

PS.: video created by: Erikson Nunes

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 #13 twister


Dear friends,

Well I was on a role I think because I have another nice submission for the Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem:


through the river
twister takes the fastest path -
birds remain silent

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ....

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 #12 New Year's Eve


Dear friends,

Another submission for the Winter Retreat "find the silence" of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Ah! that silence
the first day of a new year
the wind of last year
plays with bare branches
nothing has changed



© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...