Friday, March 16, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #24 Revise That Haiku ... Improve your haiku writing skills

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday March 18th at 7:00 PM (CET) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It is time again to lean back and watch back on the last week ... time again for a new Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation with an all new logo as you can see. I have chosen a spring landscape, because on the Northern hemisphere, where I live, spring almost starts.

This weekend I love to challenge you again to revise two classical haiku by renown haiku poets. This weekend I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson and one by Masaoka Shiki, both are known as part of the five greatest haiku-poets ever (Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyo-Ni and Shiki).

The goal of this feature "revise that haiku" speaks for itself I think ... you have to "revise" a haiku.

Here are the haiku to "revise" this weekend:

in the moonlight,
the color and scent of the wisteria
seems far away

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

And here is the other haiku by Masaoka Shiki:

a mountain village
under the piled-up snow
the sound of water

© Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)

Two wonderful haiku to work with I think. A challenge too ... but that's what revise that haiku is meant for. It even can help to improve your haiku writing skills, because you are just for a moment the classical haiku poet ...

This episode is open for your submissions next Sunday March 18th at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 25th at noon (CET). Have a great weekend full of inspiration.