Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, were the haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms) are the leading issues. As you all know this month we are exploring classical Japanese kigo (seasonwords) for summer and today we have a really nice one. Today our prompt is amido (screen door or window screen).
I couldn't find examples of haiku with this kigo for summer, so I took the freedom to "reform" amido to "paper door" to give you an idea for this episode to inspire you. I found a nice haiku composed by Issa (one of the four greatest haiku poets ever):
And I found another one written by (my master) Basho, also not really "amido", but "sliding door":
through the opening of the sliding door -
this piercing sound
Both are really wonderful haiku. You can almost see the fragile rice paper doors in these examples.
|Credits: paper door|
The Screen Door (Amido)
she watches me watching her
© Hamish Gunn
An awesome haiku, mysterious and sensual ... a real "Tinker"-haiku.
After all those wonderful haiku ... I have to write/compose a new one myself, will not be an easy task, but of course I had to try. So here is my "amido"-haiku:
through the cracks of the torn paper door
Hm ... I like this one ...
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 15th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, the third CD Special by our featured haiku poet from Ghana, Adjei Agyei Baah, later on.