Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai. This month we are exploring the beauty of classical kigo (seasonwords) for summer and today I have another nice summer kigo for you. But first this: Maybe you know that at the start of CDHK I wasn't aware that it would become such a success and I am grateful for that. Back in the beginning of our Kai I created a whole month about the Tarot. The episodes of that month I have brought together in an exclusive CDHK E-book back in 2016, and now, two years later, I have revised that CDHK E-book about the Tarot and I am proud to announce that "The Divine Tarot" is now available for download at the right of our Kai.
Okay ... back to our episode of today. Today I have chosen another kigo from the sub-division "plants" of summer; young maple-leaves (waka kaeda).
|Young Maple Leaves (waka kaede)|
ara to¯ to aoba wakaba no hi no hikari
green leaves, young leaves,
in sun’s light
© Basho (Tr. Landiss)
And here is my try to create a classical haiku with this kigo for summer:
young maple leaves
like crystalline waves
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until June 18th at noon (CEST). Have fun!