Full Circle # 1 – Carpe Diem

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

“Today I love to introduce an all new feature here at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special weblog.  I have called it ”Full Circle” and the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give.  It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction.  So every word has to come in the line of it’s place on the clock e.g. cherry you have to use for line one (1) and leaves for line two (2) and so on.”

I will give you twelve (12) words (for every ”hour”) one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.

Here are the 12 (twelve) words:

1.   cherry 
2.   leaves
3.   breeze
4.   solstice
5.   beach
6.   love
7.   departure
8.   moon
9.   mushrooms
10. icicles
11. blizzard
12. fireworks

My first attempt at any type of word-whirl:

Fragrant cherries spill
Amongst green billowy leaves
Breeze softens their fall

Summer solstice dance
Ballerinas on wet sand
Toes trace love letters

Departure motions
Moon’s graceful waning light
Silver mushrooms bow

Icicles sparkle
Staunch guardians in blizzard
Fireworks fizzle near


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Full Circle # 1 – Carpe Diem

  1. WOW! Becca … what a joy to see you here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special … and I am so glad that you have picked up this new challenge “full circle” and you did an awesome job on it. I know it wasn’t easy, but these four haiku are really little gems. That second is for sure my favorite haiku of these four great verses. Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you here again, you were missed …



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