!! I publish this episode earlier, because I am in the nightshift !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First of all I love to thank you all for your positive reactions on the "orphanage-project" by Leslie and I am looking forward to all of your contributions for that project. You can email your contribution to the emailaddress I have given in that CD-Extra episode (2015-5). (email@example.com)
Ok ... let us do some haiku-ing. Today I have chosen for a beautiful painting by my fellow Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh, he was a post-impressionist, but in his paintings the base of impressionism you can see. He had a wonderful eye for little details, as we have as haiku poets. This painting which I have chosen is known as Starry Night.
A while ago I remember that I responded on a theme at Magpie Tales with the same prompt Starry Night (that response you can find HERE at my personal weblog).
And as I was doing research for this episode I ran into a few nice haiku which I love to share here with you all.
one by one
fireflies escape my glass jar...
The calm midnight sky
Deep in the mind of van gogh
I will sit and stare
(c) John Carter
Another nice haiku written by "Ercan" of Poetry Portfolio, a collective of poets:
In the starry night
Swirling blue clouds in the sky
As the tree rise high
I love to tell you all a little bit more about the history behind this wonderful painting. At that time Van Gogh was institutionalized in Saint-Paul-de-Mausole lunatic asylum. In that time he painted a lot of paintings.
|Starry Night over the Rhone (another painting of this project by Van Gogh)|
I love this story and I can almost feel and see the despair in his life, trying to become healthy again after his nervous breakdown (the time in which he cut of his ear) seeking the beauty of the night or the late evening. How lonely he must have felt than ...
This however has given him the strenght and inspiration to paint this gorgeous Starry Night.
from the asylum
he observed the starry night -
seeking for the light
And now it is up to you my dear Haijin. This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and it will remain open until February 8th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next episode, a new episode of our Time Machine feature, Blue, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share.