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Monday, April 29, 2019
Carpe Diem #1653 passing spring (yuku haru)
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the last episode of this month in which we explored the beauty of modern and classical kigo for spring and because of the fact that this is the last episode I have chosen for a classical kigo that fits this last episode ... passing spring (yuku haru).
At the end of spring we are longing for summer, spring has passed by and has spread new life all around us. Nature is in full bloom and the bare branches are covered with blossoms and young green leaves. The meadows are sprinkled with the most beautiful flowers on earth ... isn't it exiting? Finally we can say ... the light has returned to us and now we may celebrate summer.
and the birds cry out—tears
in the eyes of fishes
© Matsuo Bashō (Tr Sam Hamill, taken from "Narrow Road Into The Deep Interior")
The above haiku is an example of this classical kigo, passing spring (yuku haru), isn't it a beauty?
lying on the beach
dreaming away in a midday nap
I couldn't come up with a new haiku, so I shared a beauty from my archive. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 6th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new (first) episode of May later on. Next month all the prompts will be Tan Renga Challenges. For now ... have fun!