Dear friends, haijin, visitors and travelers,

It has been a while that I posted here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family, but that’s going to change. I have found a bit more time to write about my passion, haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms), as I do almost 30 years. I discovered haiku in the late eighties and was immediately addicted to that small verse from the Far East, especially from Japan. I started reading several books about haiku and tried to create my first haiku-like poems.

Now so long after starting haiku-ing I am still addicted to this beautiful small poem. Next month we are celebrating the first lustrum of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the daily haiku meme I started in October 2012. In those awesome five years I have created several special features and invented a few new ways of creating haiku. For example the Troiku and the Fibo-ku. Both are just nice ways of creating haiku in another form.

That same thing I am doing right now at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, I am experimenting with the haiku form. And that’s all through the beauty of images.

chains new logo Tan Renga

Than a haiku in my experimental way would look like this:

my heart

© Chèvrefeuille

This is what I call “experimental haiku” … it tells the story with a minimum of words and that’s what I love to challenge you with.

Use the above image to create an experimental haiku. You can submit your haiku now until September 21st 7:00 PM (CET).

Have fun!