!! Open for your submissions next Sunday 17th at 7:00 PM (CET) !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's weekend again and that means time for a new weekend meditation. I have given it a thought and I decided to create a new feature for you all. No themes or prompts ... just your own free will, your own free choice for your poetry.
This new feature I have titled "Poetry Archive" and I think you all know what this new feature is about? Yes ... that's correct ... I invite you to dive into your poetry archive and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form that mean a lot to you. Please share with us why you did made the choice and try to create a new haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired on the poem you have chosen.
|Poetry Archive (credits for this image I have used)|
For this new feature "Poetry Archive" I challenge you to pick a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form from your "Poetry Archive" and share it, together with the background on your choice, with us all and create a new one inspired on your own.
Of course I have chosen a haiku from my archive. It's a haiku that I love very much and I think you will know it too.
Here is my choice from my archive:
This one I wrote several years ago and I used it a few times here at our wonderful Kai. It was inspired on one of the haiku by Matsuo Basho, my sensei. With this haiku I gave tribute to him, honoring him as my sensei. So this haiku is very dear to me.
ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands -
waiting for the full moon
|Ancient Warrior's Ghost (image found on Pinterest)|
entering the dreamworld
I find myself on an ancient battlefield
red poppies bloom
Well ... I think you will need the weekend as much as I do, and I hope you all will have a wonderful weekend.
This weekend meditation "Poetry Archive" is open for your submissions next Sunday February 17th at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until February 24th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new regular episode later on. For now .... have fun!