Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's time for a new episode of our special (Wednesday) feature Tokubetsudesu. This month I bring different "old" CD features and we have had a lot of them. We even had months in which we had e.g. only Tan Renga Challenges or Haiga challenges, but we have had also months in which I tried to inspire you through the wonderful art of music.
I have searched through You Tube ® and found a wonderful piece of music in which spring is celebrated and the love for nature, as is our deeper goal I think for our haiku.
This music-video is created by Mystical Valley. Enjoy the music and let it inspire you to write haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form.
with narcissus flowers in my hair -
day and night the same length
paying my respects
to Mother Nature ... flowers in my hair
The above set of tanka I re-created from a cascading haiku which I once shared here at CDHK and I love to share a haibun in which I try to give words to the joy of spring starting ...
the spring breeze caresses
the fragile blossoms
showing her face through the clouds
what a mysterious sight
green leaves open carefully -
the Death Moon
such a fragile beauty -
the Spring breeze