Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First of all ... Happy Easter, have a great Sunday.
Second ... I am in the nightshift so that's the reason why I post this episode later than planned, my apologies for that.
In this episode it's about a haiku writing technique which we have seen also in our last series of Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques. Today it's about "yugen".
what kind of brush first drew
the image of Buddha
on both sides flowers
open - close
The art in which the notion of yūgen has played the most important role is the Nō (or Noh) drama, one of the world's great theater traditions, which attained its highest flourishing through the artistry of Zeami Motokiyo (1363–1443).
hides a deep secret
ghost of tea
thrown away in the sink
the faint scent of tea
as I empty the kettle -
time for coffee
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell
the soothing sound of spring rain
makes the silence stronger
And as I ran through my archives I found another nice "yugen"-haiku I think. This one I wrote somewhere in 2012 as a second full moon occurred:
it's a mystery
a second full moon
Well ... it has become a (maybe to long) nice episode and I hope it will inspire you to create a "yugen"-haiku or "yugen"-tanka. Have fun!
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 30th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, our last CD-Special of this month, later on.
PS.: I am busy with creating our new prompt-list for April. In April I love to bring your attention to haiga based on modern kigo for spring as gathered by Jane Reichhold in her "A Dictionary of Haiku".