Friday, July 25, 2014

Carpe Diem (goes) Full Circle #1, Introduction to a new feature.

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today I love to introduce an all new feature here at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special weblog. I have called it ''Full Circle'' and the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It's a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of it's place on the clock e.g. cherry you have to use for line one (1) and leaves for line two (2) and so on.

I will give you twelve (12) words (for every ''hour'') one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.

Here are the 12 (twelve) words:

1. cherry 
2. leaves
3. breeze
4. solstice
5. beach
6. love
7. departure
8. moon
9. mushrooms
10. icicles
11. blizzard
12. fireworks

With these words you have to compose new haiku e.g. this haiku based on the three first words:

cherry blossoms bloom
between the young leaves -
the warm breeze

© Chèvrefeuille

If you follow the words clock wise than you can compose four new haiku. This new feature is just for fun and I hope you will as much enjoy it as I did have fun and joy to create it.
This first episode of Carpe Diem Full Circle will be NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open for the next two weeks. So it ends on Friday August 8th at noon (CET). Just have fun and enjoy!

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