Carpe Diem #380

Carpe Diem #380, Chita

At CD,Kristjaan,our host has used the following beautiful paragraph from Paulo Coelho’s “Aleph” to inspire us.

 “I love you. I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake, where they meet and transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth. I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees and bushes and flowers to flourish along its banks. I love you like a river that gives water to the thirsty and takes people where they want to go. I love you like a river which understands that it must learn to flow differently over waterfalls and to rest in the shallows. I love you because we are all born in the same place, at the same source, which keeps us provided with a constant supply of water. And so, when we feel weak, all we have to do is wait a little. The spring returns, the winter snows melt and fill us with new energy.
I receive your love and I give you mine. Not the love of a man for a woman, not the love of a father  for a child, not the love of God for His creatures, but a love with no name and no explanation, like a river that cannot explain why it follows a particular course, but simply flows onwards. A love that asks for nothing and gives nothing in return, it is simply there. […] (Source: “Aleph” by Paulo Coelho)

Kristjaan’s own hiaku is so inspired that many of us are spellbound.Am sharing Kristjaan’s haikus here with you all dear readers,so that you see how difficult it was for any of us to  write for this challenge:-)

lotus flowers
rising from the depths of the pond
everlasting love

everlasting love
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal

uncertain of its goal
rising from the depths of the pond
lotus flowers

(Kristjaan)

Now,wasn’t that beautifully ethereal?

Here comes my feeble effort 😛

Hearts aflame,
a beacon of love
burning bright

burning bright
drawing us closer
pearly dew

pearly dew
sizzling tenderly
hearts aflame

(Atreyee)

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CARPE DIEM #376, YENISEI RIVER

Carpe Diem #376, Yenisei River

At CD,our amazing host Kristjaan has come up with this interesting write up about our journey in life and beyond-yes,reincarnation.He has used Paulo Coelho’s “Aleph” as an example Well,I really do not know  if I believe in an afterlife-rebirth–I don’t think I do.I think whatever we do,we have to pay for it in this very life -Karma is the key.But,if I were to be born again,I hope it will be a good life again:-)So this was a difficult challenge for me.This is my Haiku on this theme-

 

No past lives,I travel light
my Karma holds me aloft

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