Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the place to be if you like to write and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms such as choka and kikobun. It’s a warmhearted family of haiku poets created by Chèvrefeuille, a Dutch haiku poet. Japanese poetry is the poetry of nature and it gives an impression of a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. ++ ALL WORKS PUBLISHED ARE COPYRIGHTED AND THE RIGHTS BELONG TO THE AUTHORS ++ !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!
Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #87 Back In Time "Carpe Diem's Japanese Garden"
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers, As I promised this month all the Tokubetsudesu episodes are special features I once brought on one of my weblogs. This week I have a very nice special feature for you. That special feature was called "Carpe Diem’s Japanese Garden”. This feature goes back to the roots of haiku and challenges you to go back to basic. The title of this feature is referring to the classic rules of haiku, but in this feature not all those classic rules have to be used, just a few of them.
Which rules you have to use here?
1. 5-7-5 syllables 2. A moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water 3. A kigo 4. A deeper, spiritual meaning 5. And last, but not least, it must have a nature image As the title already says ... it has to be something which can be seen in your garden, but in this case garden can be seen a bit broader, because you also may use an image from a park in your neighborhood or e.g. a park such as Yellowstone Park.
Here is one of my haiku (which I wrote 'back intime' for CD's Japanese Garden:
gurgling valley stream can't resist your lovely song - shadow of a Carp