Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's time again for our bi-weekly feature on Saturday, Carpe Diem Utabukuro, in which you may choose your favorite poem (haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form) of modern and classical haiku poets. The only thing you have to do is to tell us why you have chosen that specific poem and to write an all new haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form.
This week I have chosen a haiku composed by a fellow Dutchman whom however died in 2007. His name, maybe you have heard of him, is Wim Lofvers. I will first share a brief biography and than a few wonderful haiku.
|Wim Lofvers (1930-2007)|
just painted afresh
the first prayer
in a dark alleyway
- New Year's Day
embraces the earth
|Credits: Maple Seed|
he points at the maple seeds' dance
"it's a heli!"
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Saturday September 26th at noon (CET). Have fun!