!! Open for your submissions next Sunday September 15th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a some what belated weekend meditation. I had other important things to do, so my apologies for being late with this weekend meditation. I hope your weekend started with a wonderful day ... here it was an awesome start of the weekend, because it's my first vacation day. The sun shines bright and we have a nice temperature ... a kind of Indian Summer feeling I should say.
This weekend I have chosen to challenge you (again) to create a Renga With Basho. I will give you a series of haiku by Basho to work with. You can decide which "line-up" you will follow, and add your two lined stanza towards the renga. It's a wonderful opportunity to create a renga with Basho, my sensei.
Here are the six haiku to work with (all translated by Jane Reichhold and taken from "Basho, The Complete Haiku"):
stars too will go to sleep
on top of a rock
the harvest moon too hot
to enjoy the coolness
|Japanese Morning Glory
in the daytime a lock lowered
on the gate
bloom at the stonemason's
the bitterness of pickles
in the talk
plum blossom scent
since ancient times the word
has been sorrowful
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Six beautiful haiku by the master of masters, Matsuo Basho, I hope you can create a wonderful Renga With Basho.
This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday September 15th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until September 22nd at noon (CEST). Enjoy your weekend.