Carpe Diem Challenge

I am not regular enough on the internet to complete all of the challenges at Carpe Diem and so will dip in and out as and when I visit. Here is one I can have a go at:

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another day in haiku paradise and especially in Tan Renga Paradise this month. Another wonderful haiku to start a Tan Renga Challenge with. Today it’s a haiku in response on October’s prompt “Buddha” and it’s written by Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special. I think it’s an awesome haiku in which the Buddha is be seen as also just a human who had to go his way and fins his own path to Enlightenment. Here it is:

the Buddha himself


did not start enlightened


he walked the path

(c) Cathy Tenzo

Here is my 7-7 syllable response.

One step at a time he found

the journey became the goal

34 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Challenge

    • paulscribbles says:

      Thanks…I do them on a ‘Do I want to do this today’ basis, where the ‘today’ part is not everyday but only when I am visiting WordPress for a while 😉

      • vastlycurious.com says:

        I feel pressure that I do not enjoy sometimes. Some people I have grown very fond of though so its motivational !

      • vastlycurious.com says:

        Well…when I first started I gleefully followed every blog that appealed on a visceral level and that quickly added up to an immense amount of incoming mail plus my own little minion. I do enjoy it but sometimes it’s too much.

      • paulscribbles says:

        I have to admit to being totally and utterly random in my following and commenting which equates to how I am in life really…sometimes it’s just enough to actually get a post up and out there.

    • paulscribbles says:

      Thanks man. Music prompts sounds great but with my current schedule I’ll be lucky if I catch one or two of them. Ho Hum.

    • paulscribbles says:

      Glad you liked. I remembered a quote from some writings someplace that went along the lines of ‘It is better to travel than to arrive’ and it seemed like a good fit here.

  1. Chèvrefeuille says:

    Nicely done Paul. I am glad that you visit Carpe Diem now and then. It’s just for fun and joy. No obligations. Hope to see you here again. December will be fun too. I have prepared musical prompts by a young musician. You’re welcome to participate … if you’ve time of course 🙂

  2. TheImaginator says:

    It’s like Zig Ziglar said, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” 🙂

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