Carpe Diem Haiku

Carpe Diem Goes Back to Its Roots #4

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host Chèvrefeuille from time to time invites us to return to where it all began – the roots of haiku, remembering the classical rules:

1. Describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water; so present tense;
2. 5-7-5 syllables;
3. Use a kigo (or seasonword);
4. Use a kireji (or cuttingword);
5. Sometimes a deeper spiritual or Zen-Buddhistic meaning;
6. First and third line are interchangeable and last but not least
7. No Self, avoid personal or possessive pronouns (I, me, my); it’s an experience not how the poet feels about it.


Words fall into place 


Frozen Haiku for the now 


Here is that moment

13 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku

    • paulscribbles says:

      Thanks Suzanne. I’m pretty much trying to figure out what Haiku is and very much coming from the school of ‘winging’ it but am happy it is resonating with folk.

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