Thursday, January 31, 2013

February, NaHaiWriMo

I've joined NaHaiWriMo to learn discipline in writing through something that I love: haiku. 


So, in February I'll be writing a haiku per day. I already write more than 30 haiku per month, but I lack disciplice - I don't work every day. I hope that by entering this challenge I'll force myself to change that.

I decided to try NaHaiWriMo because it doesn't require only to post daily, but write daily. Posting on a schedule - not a problem, I've done that before, after having my posts written in advance. But now, through NaHaiWriMo I'm trying to learn to write daily. 

If I promise to myself to write every day for 30 days, there is a big chance that I won't respect my promise - I won't be failing anyone but me and nobody would know - or that I'd cheat and skip some days.

By entering a public competition people will know if I gave up. So, giving up won't be an option anymore. At the end of February I'll let you know how it feels to accomplish something you wanted for a long time - giving up isn't an option anymore.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


winter moon captive -
between Zenith and Nadir,
forever love dream.               

Written after an idea from Writer's Digest, Poetic Asides

Iarna din suflet (Haiku)

Zăpada-mi spune
că vor veni zilele
albe nebune.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Te-am chemat și n-ai răspuns.
Te-am rugat să-mi dai un semn...
Tu n-ai nimic de spus?

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Narrow Road To The Deep North

I'm absolutely and forever in love with haiku. 


That is why I decided to read the complete work of Matsuo Basho. And, though I should have started from the beginning, when my eyes went over the first lines of "The Narrow Roads To The Deep North" I couldn't stop reading and I knew I'll have to read it again.

It's a fascinating travel diary with haiku used to better render the thoughts and feelings of the author, using nature. This amazing travel log has more substance and more beauty than most of the books I've read lately about traveling,zen or personal quest.


I can't wait to read the complete work of Matsuo Basho so I can re-read it.

It's a true inspiration, a celebration of nature's beaty through an eternal writing! My only regret is that I can not read it in original, in Japanese, but it could be a project for later in life.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013