Hello haijin and long lost friends. Once again I return return to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
For this week's episode of Tokubetsudesu themed "Use That Quote" I have a nice quote for you by the Dalai Lama. A real nice quote which gives you a lot of space to create haiku (or tanka).
Here is the quote by the 14th Dalai Lama for your inspiration:
[...] "The purpose of our lives is to be happy". [...] Dalai Lama
It's a nice quote as you can see and it really gives you freedom to create / compose an all new haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form.
Since they speak of the human condition, I suppose the first two entries are senryu rather than haiku.
living the moment
happiness and a full life
found in simple things
the way of love
to find your own happiness
make someone happy
the hum of a fly-struck web
happy orb weaver