Carpe Diem Special #70: Alexey Andreyev

From Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: What a joy to share our first Carpe Diem Special by Alexey Andreyev (1971- ), our featured haiku-poet from Russia. Next to his skills as a poet he has also skills as a painter and as a mathematician. He has a degree in Mathematics. By the way … I hope you all like our new logo for the Specials.

evening sky —
over the city lights
stars hardly seen

(c) Alexey Andreyev

Of course you know what the goal is of these Specials? But I will tell it anyway (smiles), because there are a few new contributors. The goal of these Specials is to write, compose an all new haiku inspired on the one given by our featured poet in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given. Not an easy task, but it’s a challenge to look in another way to the writings of fellow haiku-poets both classic and modern.


Now my attempt in the same style and tone.

Neon lights seen while walking near the Moulin Rouge, Paris

photo found:

City’s heart pulses,
obscuring light and wonder
‘neath harsh neon glare

Head on over to Carpe Diem and check out other writer’s take on Andreyev’s haiku. If the muse strikes, write your own and join in the fun.

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn




11 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Special #70: Alexey Andreyev

  1. magicalmysticalteacher

    Things do tend to get obscured in the city, don’t they…at least, some things…

    Punishing the Night

    • Too often the things that count, while the things that don’t are shoved in the face with all the subtlety of Gulliver in the land of Lilliput. Thanks for reading!

  2. Well written response on Alexey’s haiku Jeremy. Very nicely done.

  3. And harsh was exactly the right word to describe the neon lights in the city! Still, I love the pulsing heartbeat of my favorite city…but only once in a while!! Nicely done!

  4. But you now whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

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