Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
From a rainy Netherlands I wish you a great evening and welcome at a new episode in our exploration of the classical and non-classical kigo (seasonword) for summer. Today I have a wonderful classical kigo for you, Kingfisher (Kawasemi).
throws shadows on the brook -
silver comes to live in the brook -
circles in water
The above tanka is a re-done cascading haiku which I wrote back in 2013, also about the Kingfisher. And here is a (not so) new haiku written by me:
in crystal clear water
only circles left
on my finger
only the ring remains
© Kusatao Nakamura
And now it is up to you ... share your haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired on this prompt with us all.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 17th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new weekend-meditation.