Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's time for a new episode of Carpe Diem's Kamishibai, or our haibun feature. The goal is to write a haibun about a given theme with a few rules. A haibun is prose and poetry intwined. This month, this episode closes at December 1st 11.59 AM (CET), I love to challenge you to write a haibun with the theme SPRING / NEW LIFE, but there are a few "rules":
1st : You have to use the next five words: flowers; full moon; celebrating; winter and breeze
2nd : Maximum 500 words;
3rd : At least two new haiku, senryu, tanka or kyoka.
Well ... it's a challenge I think, but it's also fun ... so have fun, be inspired and share your haibun with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
Here is my haibun on Spring / New Life:
Spring ... the season of new life, new beginnings and young animals and birds. It's also my season to write haiku. I have written a lot of Spring haiku mostly about the blossoming trees of Cherry and Plum. Today it's the first day of Spring a light breeze caresses my hair and my body. Mm ... feels great ... love that feeling.
young cherry trees -
the spring breeze caresses
the fragile blossoms
At night I see the hazy moon. Mysterious hidden behind the clouds. She, the moon, is still a bit shy on this first night of Spring, but then ... she is no longer hiding ... the clouds fall apart and then ... her lovely face ... the full moon of March. What a sight! Neo Pagans calling her "death moon", Chinese calling her "Sleepy moon" and the ancient Celtic name of her is "Moon of Winds". Isn't it great all those names for her ... the moon ... our natural satellite?
moon of winds
showing her face through the clouds
what a mysterious sight
green leaves open carefully -
the Death Moon
such a fragile beauty -
the Spring breeze
Well I hope you liked the read and I hope it inspired you to write your own haibun on Spring / New Life. This Kamishibai episode will be open for your submissions until December 1st 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post a new episode around that day. Enjoy the fun, feel free and let the inspiration flow.