The Bureau – August 15, 2104


PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Sitting down at the bureau he was writing a jisei reflecting on the beautiful moments of the day.

He had no intentions of dying just yet, this was an exercise he’d inherited from his grandfather just like the bureau itself.

“Remember Jon, live every moment walking with Death … he’s a good counselor.”

“But Grandpa, I’d be constantly sad to think about death!”

“No, don’t think about death, think about each action being your last … and if you want to have it on your conscience for all eternity!”

orange sunset
the first nightingale’s notes
summer paradise

Written for Friday Fictioneers

Carpe Diem – Sacrifice – May 12, 2014

“Every haiku-poet wrote a Jisei or Deathpoem. Sacrifice to the max. Living our life fully as a haiku-poet, close to nature giving up all luxery, looking for that one moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water to write THE all time perfect haiku … day in, day out … that’s sacrifice.”


heading to the end
treading through heavy snow
way of the brush

© Wakyu

it’s become a habit
bowing to the west
New Year’’s dawn

© Wagin

fallen ill on a journey
my dreams
wander over withered fields

© Basho

(Source: Haiku by David Anderson )


 walk into night
moonset and starless sky
without a map
© g.s.k.

blinding light
in a nightmare’s story
before the night
© g.s.k.

winding path
leads only forward
to unknown lands
© g.s.k.

soldiers stalking
in the darkness of night
prayers raise silently
© g.s.k.


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Sacrifice