Good day dear friends and followers,

It’s time for a new episode of Carpe Diem Shadow, our irregular haiku meme at Carpe Diem Haiku Family. As you all know the task is to write a haiku in the classical way inspired on the given prompt. This episode that prompt is “sunflower” and the first thing which came in mind was (of course) the gorgeous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, a fellow Dutchmen.


This is not a painting by Van Gogh by the way, but the painter was inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflower-paintings. This painting inspired me to write the following haiku:

after the thunderstorm
the sunflowers in the backyard
have broken

© Chèvrefeuille

And now it is up to you …. our “shadow”-prompt for this episode is:


This episode will be open until August 4th at noon (CET) and you can submit from now on. Have fun, be inspired and share.