Carpe Diem Haiku Challenge

Carpe Diem Haiku

kojiki kana tenchi wo kitaru natsugoromo

the beggar!
he has Heaven and Earth
for his summer clothes


This is a special challenge:  write in the same tone and be inspired by the Haiku written by Kikaku.  For more information about who Kikaku was, click the link above.
This is not an easy Haiku to try to follow.  The spiritual implications of Kikaku’s Haiku are very profound indeed and is a classic of Zen Buddhist literature.
My Haiku, is only a humble reference to the altruistic qualities of true hospitality.


winter welcome

cold winter evening
host’s open home is Eden
warming wayfarers!

I would like to thank Ese’s Voice for leading me to this fascinating challenge!

5 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku Challenge

    • I’v read it often over the years, and though they are inspiring never felt up to trying to write using her as inspiration, I mean its like painting a picture in VanGogh’s style and putting your picture next to a great artist…wonderful prompt though and enjoyed doing it.


in shadows light - walking under weeping pines - spring rain

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