Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I had some spare time, so here is (against my earlier thoughts) an episode of one of our special features.
A while ago (somewhere in July 2015) I introduced CD Perpetuum Mobile to you. A special feature about movement in our beloved haiku. Movement? What is movement? How do I catch movement in my haiku? To catch movement in your haiku you can try movement as in "driving a car" or "the swirling of autumn leaves", but movement can also be "the change of seasons" or "the erosion of pebbles through water or sand". All examples of movement. To catch movement in a haiku is not easy, because sometimes it can look artificial and that, my dear Haijin, is something you and I don't want to see/read in our haiku.
the everlasting motion of nature -
|Credits: The Oceans are always in motion|
Most haiku can be seen/read as such a koan, because you describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water that touched you and gave you a kind of insight ... or maybe a revelation.
on colorful leaves
Do you see/read the movement? The light of the sun, the shimmering dew drops in which rainbows sparkle, and those colorful leaves making the sensational movement even better.
|Credits: whirling leaves|
Or what do you think of this one, from my archives:
leaves whirl through the street -
© Chèvrefeuille (2012)
In this haiku the movement, the motion is very clear present "leaves whirl through the street" ... all movement. Haiku becomes very lively through using movement ... so try it sometimes ... or just now.
The goal of this feature is trying to catch the perpetual motion of the seasons, of nature. This feature has no prompt, sometimes a theme, but mostly I will challenge you to catch movement in your haiku, movement of nature in specific.
This CD Perpetuum Mobile episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 22nd at noon (CET). Have fun!