Carpe-Diem #1252- Paradise on Earth

Wrote a 3 stanza Haiku today on the below picture by Jackie Ley of the the New Forests in Southern England as part of the Carpe Diem #1252

New Forest by Jackie Lay


Amidst the hustle-bustle,

A green heaven lies,

Purple specks, white butterflies…


Soft, it caresses, 

A lush carpet, ‘neath sprawled,

Spirit tingles, roused!


A mild, earthy whiff stirs,

Feel the stillness, a peace, a calm,

Hush! It’s paradise!

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the place to be if you like to write and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms such as choka and kikobun. It’s a warmhearted family of haiku poets created by Chèvrefeuille, a Dutch haiku poet. Japanese poetry is the poetry of nature and it gives an impression of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water.

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