Autumn Evening

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
© Dolores

a burst of color enroute
to its final resting place

Pat R

Carpe Diem Haiku

Daily Haiku Challenge

Haiku Puzzle


Morning dew
Evaporates in the early sunlight
Young foliage


I depart from this life
Spirit climbs to the sky
With a blessing


An old pond
Frogs jump into
Water sound……Basho

I knew only one Author. I didn’t want to look anything up because I wanted to see how I did.

There is a new special feature over at Carpe Diem Haiku
In this week’s “Chevrefeuille’s Gift To You To Celebrate Our First Luster Of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai” I have “invented” a new special feature. I have called it “Haiku Puzzler”. The goal is to re-create the scrambled haiku of three haiku poets, but to make it somewhat more difficult, I have used four scrambled haiku.

Below you find an image in which you can find all the lines of these three haiku. To find the three haiku you get three hints:

1. This haiku poet brought haiku into the 20th century by mentioning a modern invention.

2. This haiku is renown all over the globe.

3. At the end of the life of a haiku poet the custom was to write a Jisei (death-poem). This is the jisei of a famous female poet.

To make the “haiku puzzler” complete you have to submit the three found haiku including the name of the haiku poet.

These are my leftover lines of the fourth haiku. Something tells me “gazing at the moon’ does not belong here:) This was so much fun Kristjaan:)

Smoke whirls
After the passage of a train
Having gazed at the moon

For Carpe Diem Haiku Challenge


two sets of footprints
in freshly fallen snow
one pair from Kyoto
© Hamish Managua Gunn

other hopes to get there by
spring – a solitary quest

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku

Tan Renga – Silent Steps

silent steps –
one more candle illuminates
the old chapel © Ese

old walls steeped in the history
of personal talks with God

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku : A Tan Renga Challenge