Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and that the posts I shared were a source of inspiration for you all. I realize that I am asking a lot of you, especially this week in which we also have our first CD Theme Week next to the regular posts in which we are sharpening our senses with Hamish Managua Gunn.
Today it's about intuition, also known as the sixth sense. Intuition is one of the senses we need as haiku poets. It's our intuition that brings us the haiku we are writing. As we see, maybe unconsciousness, the beauty of nature and the moment than our intuition takes over and brings us the words we need. Our intuition also alerts us as we are in a kind of dangerous situation. It activates our senses, our brain to watch out were we are going ... Intuition is also one of the main pillars of those paranormal mediums, because they cannot be of help without their intuition.
A haiku by Matsuo Basho can give you (maybe) an idea about "intuition" in haiku:
a rose mallow ... it has been
eaten by my horse!
In this haiku we can read the "intuition" ("instinct") of the horse.
Hamish on Intuition
|Intuition is seeing with your spirit|
How to respond on this essay on intuition? What can I do with the idea of intuition in haiku. Mostly it will turn out to a haiku in which animal behavior is used, but can I also bring human intuition in haiku?
the horse steps back from the precipice
saves the rider's life
In this haiku the horse saves its rider from dead. Horses are very intelligent and respond in a great way. Is this the horse's intuition? It's instinct?
And I have tried to create a haiku in which I hope to catch human intuition:
as struck by lightning
the mother dives into the pond
saves her child