Carpe Diem’s New Year – October 1, 2015

under autumn leaves
a new year begins –
the family
excited dance and sing
writing haiku every day

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

Today begins the month-long celebration of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … the first features began in October 2012 and has come a long way!  Many many happy returns to Carpe Diem’s creator and host Chèvrefeuille.

(If you’re curious like I am, eventually you’ll go and find out what the title of this great site means, so I’ll save you the effort – Carpe Diem is Latin and it literally means – pluck the day [as it is ripe] or enjoy the moment .. haiku of course is a form of Japanese poetry … and kai is a multi cultural word which meanings fill a whole page of Wikipedia –  in Hawaiian – sea, in Japanese – ocean or shell [but also restoration,recovery and in one site forgiveness], in  Navajo – willow tree, in Maori – food and in Tagalog it’s and abbreviation for  “kaibigan” friend!)

Carpe Diem #830 New Year

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