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- All My Years a tribute CDHK E-book for Jane Reichhold
- TROIKU, A new form of haiku
- Preview CDHK E-book "Flamingo Clouds" Troiku
- Tan Renga the short linked chain of two stanza
- Preview "Chained Together" an anthology of Tan Ren...
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Carpe Diem #1632 Desire ...
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai. I hope you all have had a nice weekend full of inspiration. I had a very busy weekend at work and at home. We had visitors the whole weekend and the last visitor has just left ... that's why I am late with publishing. Forgive me ...
Last week I decided to leave the Kumano Kodo and start a new route ... classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring and today I have a nice modern spring kigo taken from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku", a modern saijki. The modern kigo I have chosen is "desire" and that's a wonderful "emotion" for spring. I desire for the beauty of young green leaves, lots of spring flowers and of course the blooming of the plum and cherry.
Maybe you can remember our theme week about the "Latifa Prayer", one of the main lines of that prayer is "I desire". However the "Latifa Prayer" is not about spring but about "finding the way to inner balance and enlightenment", but isn't that also spring?
As you all know Jane Reichhold was a close friend of mine, but also a close friend of CDHK, she even was one of the hosts here. I have only warm loving memories about her and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to get to know her ... I still miss her, but I know for sure her spirit is still dwelling here at CDHK.
Snowdrops are mostly the first flowers that trumpeting the coming of spring ... so they are in my opinion the natural "desire" the longing for a new day, a new season ... spring.
cold winter night
dreaming about the coming of spring -
Ah! the first snowdrops
I hope I have awakend your muse and I hope I have inspired you today.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 31st at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. That will be another wonderful kigo for spring.