African Haiku – Silvery Curtain – July 15, 2015

For this episode of Carpe Diem Special #156 Adjei’s third “silvery curtain” Chèvrefeuille has given us both the background history of this month’s guest poet and his entries from this week’s challenges to use as inspiration for an original haiku by ourselves trying to reflect his sense and style.  I’ve chosen waterfall … though it was difficult to choose just one!


silvery curtain
on a mountain wall –

© Adjei Agyei Baah


tumbling from the mountain

flying droplets of crystal
studding the bushes

studding the bushes
with diamonds and silver
pounding water


among the rocks
hidden in the thorn bushes
a tiny waterfall
unseen from the dusty trail
inviting sound of water

© G.s.k. ‘15

Taki – Waterfall – July 10, 2015



[gushing fountain]
roaring among the rocks
ah – misty shower
caress of a water fall
refreshing my heated brow

© G.s.k. ‘15

Many years ago, when I lived in Tuscany before the birth of my last son, we stayed in a country house near a small water fall.  The most delightful thing was going into the woods to stand under the pounding water after a long hike, it seemed to caress my body with delving fingers, removing the heated fatigue of the hot summer day.

caressing waterfall
kneading my weary limbs
with loving fingers

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for: Carpe Diem #772 Taki (Waterfall)

Here are the first two haiku written for CDHK … one by our Chèvrefeuille for his first prompt the other by Amrit Sinha who entered the first haiku ever for this fantastic blog!

waterfall of colors
leaves whirl through the street –
departing summer

(c) Chèvrefeuille

the stars rain tonight,
angels clap in sheer delight,
waterfall of light

(c) Amrit Sinha

Morning Haiku and Waka – April 20, 2015


tumbling water
falling creates new paths
feeding the river
meeting water creatures – flows
and finally reaches the sea

the rain falls
upon the stones and flowers
soft water falls

life’s web
every creature united
by unseen strands

majestic ocean
tumbling water fall
placid lake
all united in life’s web
– this tiny drop of rain

sweet melody
in the warm summer forest
waterfall symphony
with an insect chorus
a hymn to joy

© G.s.k. ‘15


This post was inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Time Glass Challenge and is linked to Haiku Shuukan as well.  From Haiku Shuukan:

“All conflicts around the globe emerge from the same delusion, the illusion of separateness, but all is connected and we all are part of it. To recognize and acknowledge that we are part of it is the first what we have to do. And not only based on the concept. We have to decide that we are touched by it”.

Joan Halifax

I was looking for the waterfall scene from the French film “Minuscule” which I couldn’t find … but I found this series of shorts about the little creatures created by Hélène Giraud e Thomas Szabo and thought I’d share it with you all!

Free Verse: Burbling life

Bubbling water

I hear your burbling, splashing sounds!

You speak to me of life and laughter…

Happy movement and open spaces

Of days to come – of days gone by!

You remind me that even a tiny water-fall

Is part of the mighty river and

Each and every one of us is

A fraction of the whole.

No voices ever go unheard

This burbling, splashing sound of water –

Is a burbling splashing sound of life!

Called Satori!