Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another modern kigo based on Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku" is ahead of us. Today it's another kind of feeling that belongs to autumn. Today we share haiku on grief or sadness, a feeling of loss ... This feeling is strong in autumn. We see the leaves change their colors into all shades and finally they are cut of, cut from the livestream of the tree, than they fall ... and in a last sigh they dance away on the wind leaving us just with their faint perfume of decay, the remembrance of a long spring and summer ... grief ... it feels like departing ...
The haiku which Jane shares as an example of grief is a tribute to someone named Charles B. Dickson and this is her haiku:
saying good-bye to him
was even harder
© Jane Reichhold
This haiku has a strong feeling of grief and sadness, of departure ... she has touched me deep with this haiku and it brought the next haiku to my mind written by Basho:
tsuka mo ugoke waga naku koe wa aki no kaze
shake! o tomb!
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 7th at noon (CET). I will post our next episode, belief in spirits, later on. !! By the way I will not publish a new episode of CD's "Little Creatures" this week, because we had the GW-post by Issa yesterday in which he asked us to write a haibun to honor those little creatures. Of course next week there will be a new episode of CD's "Little Creatures"!!