Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2017 (7) leaving home


Dear friends,

As you maybe know I am hosting a daily haiku meme, also on blogspot, titled Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and maybe you know that I am initiating a seasonly retreat every season. The Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2017 is running already for a month and I have already read wonderful haiku and tanka, but until today I didn't publish a lot for this autumn retreat, so today that's going to change.
The theme for the Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat is departure, because I associate autumn with departure and leaving or letting go ... not an easy theme maybe, but of course I just want to challenge you and myself.

leaving home
the youngest son of four kids
finally on his own
cherishing the love of his life
being together as one


© Chèvrefeuille

It's a strange idea that the last of your children is leaving the nest ... of course we all know that they have to go one day, but as that day comes it gives you a real feeling of departure ... your life as parents is changing immensely ... an empty nest ...

See you again ...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2017 (16) Unconditional love


Dear friends,

Maybe you have followed my other blog Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and than (maybe) you have spotted our new Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2017. It's running towards its end and I love to publish here a submission for this Summer Retreat themed Unconditional Love. Love is one of the most important emotions I think, and Unconditional Love is what we need here on our planet, because unconditional love has no boundaries and will always reach out to other people around you and around the world.

without boundaries
I open my heart to spread love
on wings of birds


© Chèvrefeuille

Without love we cannot reach our hands towards people around us. Love is really the only way to reach peace all over the globe.

Spread love,

Chèvrefeuille


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2017 fragile beauty (3) young leaves


Dear friends,

As you maybe know I am hosting a daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month we are on our way to Santiago de Compostela following that ancient pilgrimage route, but we also are busy with the Spring Retreat 2017 themed "fragile beauty", 30 days of writing at least one haiku a day to celebrate spring.

Feel free to visit and be part of this 30 days of writing haiku.

such sadness
to see tears on young leaves
the bright sunlight


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring Retreat 2017 "fragile beauty" 1 diamonds


Dear friends,

Maybe you have read it somewhere, but else I love to tell you. Every year I organize a seasonly "retreat" and on January 15th I started with the Spring Retreat "fragile beauty". The "retreat" means 30 days of writing (at least) one haiku or tanka themed "fragile beauty".

So here is my first "Spring Retreat" submission:

fresh fallen snow
fragily beauty covers the garden
blanket of diamonds


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tanka Kukai "Winter Love"


Dear friends,

Here is my submission for the first ever Tanka Kukai at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, my daily haiku meme. This first ever Tanka Kukai is themed "winter love" and here is my submission:

wonderful trees
covered with fresh snow
crystalizing sunlight
the backyard covered with snow
finally a white Christmas


© Chèvrefeuille
If you would like to participate in this first ever Tanka Kukai "Winter Love" than visit the post about it HERE.

See you ...

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 "Find The Silence" #20 the sound of rain


Dear friends,

The Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem is almost over. It runs until December 15th at 10.00 PM (CET), so just a few days to respond. This Winter Retreat was a joy, but also a challenge. Trying to write a haiku or tanka on a daily base wasn't easy, but as I see how many responded than it was for sure a success.

the sound of rain
on the tin roof of the cabin
deepens the silence


© Chèvrefeuille

See you ....

PS. If you would like to participate .... than feel free to visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai by clicking on the above (fat) link.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 "find the silence" #19 a tanka


Dear friends,

Just a few minutes ago I created a new post for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In that episode I shared a tanka that was inspired on a piece of music, but it fits also the theme of the Winter Retreat, so I love to share that Tanka here too for the Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem.


heavenly music
resonates through the neighborhood
early sunrise
birds praising their creator
I embrace my love

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 find the silence #16 awakening


Dear friends,

Another submissions for the Winter Retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This Winter Retreat is a period of 30 days in which the challenge is to create a haiku or tanka every day themed "find the silence".

in deep silence
thoughts tumbling through my mind
awakening


© Chèvrefeuille
See you ...

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2016 Find The Silence #15 hidden glory


Dear friends,

It has been a while that i posted for the CD Winter Retreat, but time isn't at my side. I am a busy guy with a lot to do ...

hidden glory
revealed as the mist evaporates
broken bell

© Chèvrefeuille

See you ...