Friday, April 6, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #27 Use That Quote: rising sun

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday April 8th 2018 at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new weekend-meditation episode here at our wonderful Kai. Last weekend I asked you to "revise" haiku and this weekend I love to challenge you to create haiku, tanka or haibun inspired on a quote.

Maybe you remember that I wrote about the "Mount Analogue" by René Daumal just a few days ago. I have found a wonderful quote by Daumal taken from the "Mount Analogue". I think this quote (isn't easy to understand maybe) can be a great source of inspiration for us all.

[...] “The cock crowing in the milky dawn thinks its call raises the sun; the child howling in a closed room thinks its cries open the door. But the sun and the mother go their own way, following the laws of their beings. Those who see us, even though we cannot see ourselves, opened the door for us, answering our puerile calculations, our unsteady desires, and our awkward efforts with a generous welcome.” [...] (René Daumal, Mount Analogue)

René Daumal
through the morning mist
a cock's crow from a far away farm
awakens the sun

© Chèvrefeuille

Hm ... I like this haiku (how immodest) ... it describes the serenity of an early morning. The crow of the cock makes this morning mysterious and more silent ... awesome ...

This weekend-meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday April 8th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until April 15th at noon (CEST). Have a great weekend. I will try to publish our new episode, meadow, around the same time next Sunday April 8th.

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