Monday, November 12, 2018

Carpe Diem #1543 rainstorm

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai. I have to apologize, because through the circumstances at the hospital, I haven't a very inspirational day. It was a busy day and there is still not a decision if the hospital will live on. Of course I am glad to have a new job, but for a lot of my colleagues who don't have a new job yet, I hope the hospital will stay open ... that gives me some worries of course.

Okay back to our episode of today. As you all know this month we celebrate the beauty of autumn and in my opinion ... rainstorms are a big part of autumn, at least here in The Netherlands. So that's our theme / prompt for today ...rainstorm.

Rainstorm (photo © Kurt Schmitz)

I found a beautiful (American) haiku about our theme today on the website "Hello Poetry":

Color me in shades of grey,
Like the dawning skies awaiting
The opening of heaven's floodgates.

© Meenu Syriac

A wonderful (American) haiku I think. It paints "rainstorm" with wonderful words, without even using the word it self.

Well ... I think the task is clear ... create a haiku (or tanka) themed "rainstorm" without using the word it self. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 19th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!

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