Sunday, June 29, 2014

Carpe Diem #352, Sunflower

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's a bit sad, but today we have our last prompt for this month full of nice modern kigo for summer by Jane Reichhold based on her Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku". Here are a few examples of her haiku on sunflower, our prompt for today:

a kerosene lamp
filling the pitcher
with sunflowers

in a month of petals
counting the days

© Jane Reichhold

As you all know I am from The Netherlands and I think you all know Vincent Van Gogh one of our greatest Dutch painters ever. Van Gogh painted a lot of sunflowers here are a few examples of those paintings.

Aren't this wonderful paintings? The second was once the most expensive painting ever. Van Gogh is one of my favorite painters ... next to that other wonderful painter Escher.

reaching for the sun
green and yellowish -
sunflowers blooming

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and it will remain open until July 3rd at noon (CET). I will try to post our next and first new episode of July later on ... that will be a nice haiku by Basho.

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