Friday, August 3, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #44 Troiku Challenge: Against The Sky

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday August 5th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new weekend meditation here at our Haiku Kai. Last weekend I challenged you with a Troiku Challenge and I thought this weekend we will do that again, so I have another nice challenge for you to create a so called "fusion"- haiku and to create a Troiku (more on Troiku you can find above in the menu) with that "fusion"- haiku. This weekend I have chosen two beauties by Yosa Buson, also one of the five greatest haiku poets ever.

Next to haiku writing Buson was also a great haiga artist. He created the haiga of Basho's "Oku No Hosomichi" (Small Road Into The Deep North) when it was first published.

Kanji for Success (Image found on Pinterest)

Here are the haiku to work with:

before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
a moment

calligraphy of geese
against the sky --
the moon seals it

(C) Yosa Buson (Tr. Robert Hass)

Well two nice haiku to work with I think. And as the kanji above already says "success".

This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday August 5th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until August 12th at noon (CEST). Have a wonderful weekend.

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