Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This is our last episode of our Impressionism month ... I am a bit sad, but I am also excited, because we start with a new month full of wonder. For this last episode I have chosen a impressionism painting by Camille Pissarro, the father of impressionism, the father of divers impressionism painters.
|Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)|
|Credits: Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes (1872) - Camille Pissarro|
And this particular one is one of his masterpieces worth to be honored with a masterpiece haiku ... can I do that? I have to try ..., but let me first look at a few haiku about "the orchard" by other haiku poets. I have found two wonderful haiku written by two modern haiku poets, I couldn't retrieve an e-mail-address, so I credit them (as I always do by the way):
with closed eyes I see
the orchard, the dripping leaves.
© Billy Collins (From “She was just seventeen”)
born again every year.
I welcome the blossoms
© Herman van Rompuy (former president of the EU)
Well ... I think these haiku are great and really wonderful ... and now I have to write/compose one myself ...
in the backyard of my granddad
the old orchard
|Credits: The Olive Orchard - Vincent Van Gogh 1889|
harvesting the ripe olives
to make oil
This was our last episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai this month ... it was a pleasure and a joy to be your host (this month together with Jen of Blog It Or Lose It) and I have enjoyed all of your wonderful haiku and tanka and not to forget the beautiful haibun and even sometimes a troiku ... really it was an awesome month. I am proud to be your host, and I feel humble that I may be your host here at CDHK. I am looking forward to our new month of Carpe Diem in which we will become our own "impressionists", because March will be the month of our Haiga Festival.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 2nd at noon (CET). I will publish our new episode, companionship, later on.