I am a bit late with this episode, because I am in the nightshift.
After sharing your favorite haiku or tanka please tell us why you have chosen that haiku or tanka. And than write an all new haiku or tanka inspired on the haiku or tanka you have chosen.
For this episode of Utabukuro I have chosen a tanka which I wrote myself recently. It was one of my first tanka which I dared to publish on www.wonderhaikuworlds.com the website were my International carreer as a haiku poet started in 2005. Here is the tanka.
their sweet perfume makes me drowsy
hot summer night
between silken sheets her warmth
|Lilies of the Valley|
And this is the reason why I have chosen (immodest maybe) this Tanka, because of the response of Narayanan Raghunathan (co-founder of Wonder Haiku Worlds) and the wonderful comment as I will reproduce here:
And now I have to write an all new Tanka or Haiku inspired on this one ... I don't know if I can ... I have tried it, but I only could come up with a haiku:
midsummer night -
the scent of Honeysuckle
tickles the senses
Try to choose a favorite haiku or tanka and tell us why you do like it and try to write/compose an all new haiku or tanka to share with us.