Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What an awesome posts we have had the last few days. The first Tranströmer special and that nice GW-post about Edgar Allan Poe ... and you all are very inspired to write haiku in response of those posts. Thank you all for your participation and contributions. That's what makes Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
In our last "Just Read" episode I published an article written by Fay Aoyagi of Blue Willow Haiku World about "Moon in the Haiku Tradition". You all could respond on that article by submitting a haiku about "moon". I was really surprised to read all of your wonderful "moon"-haiku and I decided to make an anthology of "moon"-haiku which I gave the title "for the sake of the moon". I hope you all like that idea and I hope that I can and may use your haiku on "moon" for that anthology. I love to make that anthology available next December as an ebook here on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Please let me know if it's ok that I use your haiku (of course credited).
Ok ... back to our episode of today. Today I love to introduce another one of the Seven Sacred Autumn Flowers to you all. The "sacred flower" this time is the Large Pink (Nadeshiko) or Carnation and I have found a few wonderful haiku written by Issa, Shiki and Narayanan Raghunathan (co-founder of Wonder Haiku Worlds) about Nadeshiko or Large Pink:
behind and in front
of Saint Jizo
one is blooming
thanks to the dew
© Kobayashi Issa
and also pinks
the nadeshiko field
sways in breeze
|Credits: Large Pink or Nadeshiko|