Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are busy with Late-Spring kigo, so the posts are all written as meant to be somewhere in June. Spring is almost over. I am already yearning for Summer, but we have to go a few days in this month of Carpe Diem. As I look back today to all those wonderful prompts we have had 'til now this month than I am happy. I have read wonderful haiku and have seen new contributors to our daily haiku meme, but also I saw a growing group of travelers by which are posting anonymous comments, mostly spammers and that makes me a bit sad. So I have to be stricter with my rules and that, my dear friends, visitors and travelers, isn't my kind of being.
Here are the rules:
- If you post a haiku please share a comment on the post (of course if you like to comment)
- Don't comment ANONYMOUS, every anonymous comment will be seen as SPAM and will be removed
- As you post a haiku, please take care of the right URL to your post
- Enjoy reading the posts
- Enjoy writing haiku and sharing them with us
- Haiku writing and composing has to be fun and not an obligation
It's sad that I have to do this, but I have to. As I always say "read the rules and than forget them" is also here with these rules, but I will make a page for these rules so they are always there to read again. Sorry for this dear friends, but .... well I can't do otherwise.
OK ... back to our prompt for today. Our kigo now are all of late -spring and so this one also is of late-spring, Hanagumori (Blossom Haze). What does this kigo tell us?
It's telling us that all blossoming trees are in full bloom and the view is like a haze, sometimes as mist occurs it gives the blossoms a magical, mysterious look.
Hanagumori is especially a kigo for cherry blossoms and so our haiku inspired on this kigo has to be about cherry blossoms, but as you know, rules you have to read once and than let them go. Feel free to compose your haiku without rules. So if you don't can write a haiku about cherry blossoms? Well ... all other blossom or flower or plant can be used of course (smiles).
I think this one isn't easy, but that makes it a challenge.
I found a wonderful haiku on Hamagumori (Blossom Haze) written by Narayanan Raghunathan, one of the co-founders of Wonder Haiku Worlds which I love to share here with you:
old man and woman
walk into the twilight sky -
(c) Narayanan Raghunathan
Or this one written by Michael Henry Lee:
blossom haze -
even the plum tree knows
when to let go
(c) Michael Henry Lee
As you can read these two are very different and not especially written about cherry blossom, so follow in their footsteps and enjoy just composing haiku right from your heart ... as I do.
blossom haze -
walking in the middle
of falling petals
Ah! those cherries
have to let go their blossoms -
Hm ... I like these two I hadn't thought that I could write/compose a haiku on this prompt, but it looks like I did it.
Well ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with our haiku community here on Carpe Diem. This prompt will stay on 'til March 24th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, a Special by Onitsura, later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
The new Carpe Diem Special haiku by Onitsura (1660-1738) is the following haiku:
saku-karani miru-karani hana no chiru-karani
the cherry-flowers bloom;
we gaze at them;
they fall, and ...