Saturday, December 15, 2012

Haiku Heights #200, wish

Inspired by the theme at

I haven't had time to participate the last weeks in Haiku Heights, but this week's prompt I couldn't let go. This week the prompt is WISH and that's of course something for this time of year.

Dragon's departure
entering the year of the Snake -
good wishes

Year of the Snake (2013)

Some background:

Sign of the Snake

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, being born in the year of the Snake is a good omen; it means your family will never starve. Whether this is intended metaphorically -- because the snake is a great mediator and therefore good at business -- or literally -- because a Snake would sacrifice his many possessions to pay for food -- is often debated. In either case, it is clear that a Snake is considered a good provider as a result of his wisdom. This wisdom, however, can on occasion become cunning trickery, as a Snake is known to plot to get exactly what he wants. The Snake is also profoundly private, and as such, as known as a poor communicator -- possessive of both his words and his emotions.

Character Traits
: Snake

: Wise, creative, shrewd, responsible, purposeful
Negative: Loner, distrustful, suffocating, cold

Well ... maybe 'till next week.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, Christmastime

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

During lack of time I wasn't able to publish our new Tackle It Tuesday earlier this week. So this Tackle It Tuesday will stay on  until Tuesday January 1st 2013 11.59 AM (CET).
In this month of Holidays I am glad to publish this episode on 'Christmastime'. Christmas a wonderful feast in which we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and Peace all over the world.

Merry Christmas
a Happy New Year

Also in this time of year we have snow, frost, but also warm summerdays depending from the place you're living. On my Carpe Diem weblog we have a prompt on Year Markets for today. All over the world these Markets are organized to give you a Christmas feeling. On these markets you can buy Christmas decorations, food, sweets and so on. Wandering over these markets accompanied by Christmas Carols it's really a joy and it brings me already the Christmas feeling and of course decorating the Christmas tree (as you can see above).
Every year again ... we are singing carols about peace on earth ... and every year again ... Peace all over the world isn't becoming true. We have to dream on ... maybe once ... Peace on earth will be ...


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmastime and a wonderful New Year.

in a stable
our Lord Jesus Christ was born -
still no Peace

wandering over the fair
in touch with the Christmas thought  -
Silent Night

on New Year's Day
the wind still the same
as last year

Have fun, dear friends, be inspired and share your haiku on Christmastime with Tackle It Tuesday. If you like writing and composing haiku? Well .... visit my Carpe Diem weblog and share your haiku on the given prompt. It's really fun to visit Carpe Diem's daily haiku meme. Feel free and welcome to visit and share.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Year's Eve

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I had to write a haiku on our prompt for today 'New Year's Eve (toshi no yo) and this is what it became:

nothing changed
still the same haiku poet
New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve
the rustling of Camellia flowers
nothing changed

See you all another time ...