Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a wonderful discussion about Kanshicho-styled haiku we have had. I am waiting for the response of Henri Kerlen to get his view on Kanshicho-styled haiku.
Today we have a nice prompt I think and I have chosen to use a piece of "inspirational music" to bring this prompt to you. So this episode will be a kind of "Carpe Diem's "Remember this music", a special feature, which I have just used once. The goal is to write a haiku inspired on the music and the prompt. And maybe you have your own memories about a piece of music with dusk, our prompt for today, to share with us. The submitted haiku can be classical or non-classical ... the choice is yours.
This piece of music is from Emancipator and is called "from dusk to dawn". So this piece of music is about the night and I think this can inspire you in a lot of ways.
I love to share a little "story" about "dusk" on a haiku composed by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694):
"In the late autumn of 1694 (...), at the end of his life, Basho wrote the following hokku, which appears in Backpack Diary (Oi nikki; 1695).
|Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)|
alone he cries
paints a pine-tree
against the blue
I think that you have enough inspiration for today's prompt, dusk. So ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at our Haiku Kai.
|Credits: Forest pond at dusk|
in the light of dusk
the backyard becomes a spooky place -
I light the garden
hiding in dreams
scared for the spooky shadows on the wall
the little boy sleeps
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 22nd at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, escape, later on.