!! open for your submissions next Sunday April 14th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Really time flies and certainly this week time wasn't on my side. I have had a very busy week, but could find some peace and relaxation in creating our wonderful Haiku Kai. What an every day joy it is to create CDHK for you my dear CDHK family members. And what a joy this month is, we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring ... yes it's a joy.
This weekend I love to challenge you (again) to create your masterpiece. Yes I have for you a new episode of our special feature "Quest For A New Masterpiece". As you all know there are several haiku that are renown all over the world, those haiku, like for example Basho's "Frogpond" and "Crow on a bare branch" are such masterpieces, but I know for sure that we all have the talent to create our own masterpieces.
|Summer Grasses (canvas by Home Comforts)
This weekend I love to challenge you to create your masterpiece inspired on an other renown haiku by Matsuo Basho ... "summer grasses"
all that remains
of warriors’ dreams
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
Maybe you remember a haiku that I wrote inspired on this renown haiku by Basho:
ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands -
waiting for the full moon
You all know I am more of the "freestyle" way of haikuing, but this one is according to the classical rules. That makes this "Quest" a little bit more difficult, because I love to challenge you to create your classical haiku in which you use the rules as you can read above in the menu in CD Lecture 1.
This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday April 14th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until April 21st at noon (CEST). So I hope you are inspired and for closure all that remains now is to wish you all a wonderful weekend.