Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy's 3rd "birds in concert"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's a honor to bring you another CD Special by Herman van Rompuy (former President of Belgium and President of the EU). Herman has written wonderful haiku and he often used this beautiful poetry form in his political career to make short statements, but those haiku, or maybe I can better say senryu, are not for here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, because politics aren't really a theme to share posts about here. So I just have chosen haiku as we know them ... based in nature .... and the beauty of that same nature.

The haiku I love to share here to inspire you brought a nice haiku in mind by Matsuo Basho, my sensei:

spring has come;
a nameless hill
is shrouded in thin mist
© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Blyth)
In this haiku by Basho we read the mystery ... and the "word-painting" in this one is really awesome. "a nameless hill shrouded in mist" sure ... you can see only a faint image of the hill, but as the mist has gone than maybe we know the name of the hill.

And here is the haiku by Herman van Rompuy to inspire you, of course I will credit him, but he hasn't responded yet on my question for permission. So if there is a problem please let me know.
But ... Herman van Rompuy's haiku are real beauties and I am honored and glad to share them here to inspire you. Herman is a very gifted haiku poet.

birds in concert
one sings above all others
I don't know its name

© Herman van Rompuy (taken from: Haiku, by him)

A beauty I would say and that video fits it so well. I hope you are inspired.

at sunrise
sunrays on my naked body
birds singing

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 24th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, hammer and anvil, later on. For now .... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. So much spring in your haiku...of mind, body and nature. A beauty.