Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our luster month October 2017. Five years of CDHK ... isn't that something. I once had a goal to create a daily haiku-meme and ... well that goal I have achieved Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is still here and what a history we have already. All those beautiful prompts and all of your really wonderful responses. At the start there were approximately 5 or 6 responders, enough in my opinion, but not enough to go on. I even thought once to end it, but I am so glad that I didn't. I am so glad that I had the guts to go on with this dream, this goal.
I was excited when I met Jane Reichhold in 2013. She a renown haiku entrepeneur had time for me, a beginning haiku poet with a dream. I remember how friendly she was as I emailed her for the very first time. She took the time to answer my mail and the questions I had. I remember how proud I was as she started to co-host CDHK through a special feature "Ask Jane ...?" I remember that she once said that CDHK was the world's best website about haiku and tanka. I can only hope that she will be still proud on what I am doing. I feel her presence every day again as I am preparing the posts for CDHK. She watches my back, she gives me the inspiration I need, she ... at least her spirit is still here at CDHK.
|Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)|
This month there will be no "weekend-meditations" instead of that I have chosen to inspire you through music, as I have done earlier here at CDHK. This first episode of this weekend is a piece of music by Karunesh, maybe you can remember that back in 2013 I had a whole month of inspirational music for you with the music of Karunesh. Karunesh granted me permission to use his music for our celebration month and I am grateful for that. Thank you Karunesh that I may use your music to inspire my visitors, the haijin and travelers by, with your music.
[...] "Everybody is different and everybody is unique - yet we are all connected. We are connected through the same source, the source of existence. We can get in touch with our inner self through stillness and meditation, dance and celebration. Just be yourself and let your inner light - the Sun Within - shine and lead you on your way." [...] (Source: karuneshmusic.com)
This track is titled "Desert Traveller". Take your time to listen to it. Become one with the music, maybe be that "desert traveller" yourself. I think this composition is really gorgeous and full of spirituality. I personally love the singer in this composition, she has a wonderful angel-like voice, really gorgeous.
lost and alone
© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 13th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, another beautiful piece of music to inspire you, later on. For now ... let the spirit of the desert be with you on your travel through the sands ... of music.