Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It is with sadness in my heart that I welcome you at our last CD Special of November in which I shared haiku from a wonderful and very gifted haiku poetess ... Ese of Ese's Voice. She has written a lot of beauties and for this last CD special of November I hope I did make the right choice.
This was the haiku which I shared:
Now that they end
There is no flower that can compare
With cherry blossoms
© Iio Sogi (1421-1502)
A beauty ... I think and this was my response on this beauty by Sogi:
Ah! those cherry blossoms
everywhere I look their beauty amazes me again -
finally spring is here
|Cherry Blossom (photo © Chèvrefeuille)|
despite the bites of morning frost
And here is her second, in which I really can feel Ese’s spirit ... try to read and re-read it saying it aloud and I know for sure that you can feel Ese’s spirit ... she is really a gifted haiku poetess and I hope to read a lot more beauties composed by her.
in the frozen pond
I hope you all did like the CD-Specials of this month and I hope I did make the right choices from her oeuvre of haiku ...
Well ... you know the drill .... try to compose an all new haiku inspired on the haiku by Ese trying to touch her spirit ...
a full moon walk -
I hope that you all are inspired to come up with an all new haiku (or two) in the spirit of Ese.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 1st at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Tavn Bogd (Five Mountains), later on.
I also hope to publish our new prompt-list for December in which we will follow Basho again on his journey into the deep north. We will see where he has been and we will read ALL the haiku from his famous haibun "narrow road into the deep north". I am looking forward to it ... and I hope you all will do the same.