Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's my pleasure to bring you an all new episode of our time challenging feature "Time Glass" in which I challenge you all to sit in the moment, that short moment of the sound of a pebble thrown into water. That one moment in which you realize that a scene inspires you to write a haiku.
This week I will challenge you a little bit more. Mostly you have 24 hours to respond, but this week I will give you all just 18 hours to respond on a given prompt and image. This time our prompt is not a single word, but a haiku composed by Basho (1644-1694).
mazu iwae ume o kokoro no fuyu-gomeri
the flowers in your heart
confined in winter
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
I know that this will not be easy, but as I was preparing and creating this "Time Glass" episode I was inspired myself and wrote the following haiku:
first cherry blossom
in the moonlight
|Credits: Cherry blossom in the moonlight Nagano|
This episode of our "Time Glass" feature is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 15th 13.00 PM (CET). So you have just 18 hours to respond. Good Luck!