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Carpe Diem Extra October 9th 2016 - Call for submissions for our new CDHK kukai "autumn"
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Our "tribute to Jane" kukai has closed and I am busy to gather the submissions to publish them here to be judged, but that will take a little bit more time than I first thought, so be patient.
But ,,,, that doesn't mean that we cannot start a new kukai and that's were this CDHK Extra is about. I love to introduce to you our new kukai "autumn". Autumn we all know, colored leaves, chestnuts, spider webs and more things we know from autumn.
You don't need to use the word "autumn", but your never published earlier haiku (only haiku) must have to do with autumn. I will give you an example, by the way this one is from my archives and was published earlier:
what a sad
drizzling rain and dark clouds
And of course you can think about classical or modern kigo to use in your "autumn"-haiku. Kigo like: Milky Way, Moon or Crickets. You can decide it yourself.
This new Carpe Diem Kukai is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 10th 10.00 PM (CET).
Send your submissions to our emailaddress: firstname.lastname@example.org with a maximum of three, new and not earlier published haiku. Please write "kukai autumn" in the subject line.
I am looking forward to all of your submissions and remember our Winner wins the opportunity to create his / her own exclusive CDHK E-book and will be the featured haiku poet/ess of December 2016, and or "runner-up" will be introduced / featured in a Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu episode of December 2016.