!!! Sorry for being late with publishing, there were a few technical problems !!!!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First this: Maybe you remember the episode about the results of our "autumn" kukai (HERE) In that episode I invited you to create haiku themed on Cherry Blossom for our next kukai. This kukai runs until March 4th 10.00 PM (CET). You can still submit your haiku (only haiku and a maximum of three (3) haiku) to our email-address: firstname.lastname@example.org Please write "kukai cherry blossom" in the subject-line.
Second: As you have noticed earlier this week I published a survey for our fifth CDHK anniversary to get some insight in our haiku family members. (HERE)
Third: Earlier this week I told you that I will change a few things, just for my own health, my own time. These changes are not that big, but I will share the changes here:
1. Starting March 2017: I will only publish on weekdays.
2. I will bring Universal Jane and Namasté alternating eachother weekly on Fridays.
3. (NEW) To give you the change to be inspired in the weekend I will bring back the special feature "Time Glass", also on Fridays. The former idea was to respond within 24 hours, but because of the weekend inspiration I have changed that into 72 hours (three days).
|Kashiwabara, Shinano Province, Nagano Prefecture|
|Issa's storehouse where he lived in the last years of his life|
|One of Issa's drawings (including a haiku):|
niwa no chô ko ga haeba tobi haeba tobu
as the baby crawls, it flies―
crawls close, flutters on
|Kashiwabara, birth-place of Issa, is a wonderful place to be.|
even in Fifth Month...
Shinano's mountains too...
home-grown in Shinano
a rainy night, pre-harvest moon
in the mountains of Shinano
|Grave of Issa in Kashiwabara|
covered in all colors of the rainbow
wandering through Kashiwabara
I feel like Issa