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Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What the h... is this? I can almost hear you say or think that, just joking (smiles). I love to introduce an all new feature to make Carpe Diem Haiku Kai even more a Haiku loving family. Let me tell you what this new feature "Carpe Diem Haiku Experiment" means and what I hope to realize here.
A while ago, don't ask me were I read it, I read about a classic custom in ancient Japan (and maybe elsewhere on the planet). I think I read it in one of the books written by Jane Reichhold, but that I don't know for sure. That classic custom was the following:
A haiku poets writes a haiku for, say ..., a close friend. He sends that haiku (or gives it in person) to that close friend, the recipient, and than the custom was to respond on that haiku with a, by the recipient written, poetry answer. For example:
a lonely flower
for one night
tonight the moon is bright
It's in a way a Tan Renga like custom, but I would like to challenge you in this experiment to write a poetical response on the haiku (only haiku) by writing a two lined response (than you "complete" a Tan Renga) or with a three lined response (a haiku associated on images in the "send" haiku).
Let us just give it a try. The goal of this new feature is to respond on the haiku given here with a two- or three lined stanza. Than write an all new haiku yourself to let your visitors do the same, writing a response on your haiku.
Here is the haiku which I love to share here for this first time Carpe Diem Haiku Experiment:
shines through colored leaves
at last ... autumn