Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new edition of Carpe Diem's Summer Retreat. This year,2017, I have chosen for the theme "(unconditonal) love". Today this new Summer Retreat starts and 30 days later we will look back at a wonderful Summer Retreat I hope.
Carpe Diem's Summer Retreat is a period of 30 days in which the goal is to create haiku or tanka themed "(unconditional) love" every day. What is (unconditional) love? Let me tell you what I think it is.
I think love is a strong sense, but each of us will respond on love in a different way. Love is not only something you have for a person, but it can also be for art, literature, nature and as I speak for myself ... haiku, maybe my love for haiku is even more stronger than the love for my wife, children and grandchildren. For sure my love for haiku is very strong, but my love for my wife (and I have a lot of love to give) is everlasting and unconditional.
|Love, Unconditional Love|
rising from the depths of the pond
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal
The main character in one of my novels (Never To Return) says the following on (unconditional) love:
lighted a fire in my heart
addicted to love
PS. Try to give your submitted poems for this Summer Retreat a number, because then it will be easier to link up to the linking widget.