Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you all could have read I hadn't time to publish our new "Sparkling Stars" episode last Saturday, so here it is ... sorry for the delay... (smiles).In this episode of our “Sparkling Stars” feature, I will tell you about the first verse which Basho recorded for his haibun 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'. This haibun by Basho has become a classic piece of literature and I think there are a lot of people who know this haibun.
As you all know this “Sparkling Stars” feature is meant for introducing haiku of known and un-known, classical and non-classical, haiku poets. I hope to inspire you to write an all new haiku in response of this “Sparkling Stars”-episode.
the resident changes for a time
a house of dolls
I couldn't sleep -
a Nightingale sings
scribbled on a receipt
don't forget me (*)
(*) This haiku I used in one of my novels which I have written.
I wonder ... these are for sure haiku in the Spirit of Chèvrefeuille :), but are they in the spirit of Basho?
This episode will be open for your submissions today at noon (CET) and will remain open until February 14th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next bi-weekly feature “Little Creatures” Saturday February 10th. For now … have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.