Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today (July 23rd) The Netherlands have a noational day of mourning for the casualties of the Malaysian Aitlines Shoot Down, so this new episode of CDHK will be severe in it's choice of words and it will not be a long episode. Just the haiku by Shiki ...
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry
© Masaoka Shiki
A wonderful haiku I think and it's also in the same sense, tone and spirit as The Netherlands are today ... thinking at all those who died in the Malaysian Airlines attack. Our thoughts are with those who are left behind with empty hands and mourning for their loved ones who didn't survive ....
the summer heat
trembles at the horizon -
a cooling breeze
This episode will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 26th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, the fifth haiku by Matsuo Basho, later on. That will be the first haiku of the last week of this wonderful haiku-month.