Friday, January 17, 2014

Carpe Diem "Only the First Line" #2

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Our first episode of "Only the First Line" wasn't a big success, but maybe this second episode will be more inspiration for you all. The goal of this feature is to write a haiku with the given first line. That given first line must be used as the first line of your haiku.
This feature is very similar with our other Special feature "Make The Haiku Complete". So if you would read more than visit our first weblog "Carpe Diem Haiku Kai"

Here is the First Line which you have to use for your haiku. By the way ... you may write a classical or a non-classical haiku that's all up to you. The only thing you have to do is use the give line as your first line.

hunger moon

"Hunger Moon" is the name of the full moon of January as it is mentioned in Thomas's Old Farmers Almanac (founded in 1792). During this month the wolves once roamed the countryside, thus suggesting the name wolf moon. In cold and temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, it was difficult to find food during January, thus the name hunger moon.

hunger moon
the howling of wolves -
cry of a crow

(c) Chèvrefeuille


This episode will stay on until January 26th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode of "Only the First Line" that same day. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special.


  1. I don't know yet whether you can consider anything on here not a success yet--it will take time for people to get the habit of coming to this page.Thanks for all the great challenges and I like your haiku here.

  2. Hi, Chevrefeuille, Have just found this little gem of a prompt through someones blog I follow. I don't know how you find the time to publish all the posts and prompts that you do..although I might go quiet now and again..I do still appreciate all your efforts .Thank you and keep up the good work.x
    It seems the comment post will only recognise my google identity. It 's me Nicole from setting fire to the landscape !!

  3. The weeks of snow, ice, arctic temps has thrown me off...miss #1...and others...
    love #1 of "only the first line" and will do that when I am finished here. I do apologize
    for not posting...time has gotten away from me due to so many things being cancelled and routine changed...creature of habit.
    The cold moon is apt here...frigid cold, snow and ice has affected all creatures in their search for food, and the icy roads, frigid temps has kept humans hunkered down in their homes.
    Hope all is well with you and your family...and love this months prompts...with plans to catch up.
    Peace and love,