Carpe Diem Special #159 Lolly’s 1st “spring tidings” – August 1, 2015

spring tidings …
a message of the flowers
to decipher
a secret little alphabet
that begins with a bee

© Lolly

summer memories …
ripe fruits fallen from the trees
the tidings of spring time
the first buzzing of a bee

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Special #159 Lolly’s 1st “spring tidings”

Chèvrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Special is dedicated to Laura Williams a.k.a. Lolly of Lovely Things who won second kukai “summertime”with the following haiku:

gathering seashells
the sound of summer jingles
inside my pockets

© Lolly

a copy of her e-book publish by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai can be found HERE.

Arrival of Summer – Summer Kigo – June 1, 2015

The country side

The country side

walking in warm fields
crushed dill-weed sweetens the air
summer perfume

© G.s.k. ‘15

The June episodes of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai will be dedicated to summer and specifically to the modern kigo developed by Jane Reichhold – her dictionary can be found HERE.  I’ve chosen to use the summer plants category … dill.

Breaking News!!!


You might  remember,  this spring CDHK invited whomever would like to participate in a contest, the kukai was dedicated to Wisteria and the first prize was to be able to publish a haiku book on CDHK, our winner was Rallentanda from Australia.  Her haiku book was published yesterday under the title of “A Carpet of Purple” and can be downloaded now HERE.

And here’s a link for the Summer Kukai … remember that your work must be emailed before June 15th to: