Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first episode of a new month of CDHK. As I told you in an earlier post, a preview, December is also about "Never Change A Winning Team" ... so it's all about haiku, still my first love, this month too.
During circumstances I hadn't the opportunity to publish earlier, so today I have a double episode. Every episode has its own title and linking widget.
Ofcourse this month I will do, as is tradiotnal at CDHK, our special feature "Seven Days Before Christmas".
|A Lovely Sunset (photo © Hernan Pauccara)|
#1790 A Lovely Sunset
For this episode I love to challenge you to "revise" a haiku. That haiku is one by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the haiku-poet that I see as my master:
in the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus -
a lovely sunset.
A wonderful haiku by the master.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 8th at noon (CET). Have fun!
#1791 Soliloquy No Renga
The second episode I love to challenge you with is a Soliloquy No Renga, or a solo-renga. I will give you a haiku that you have to use as the starting verse (hokku) of your Soliloquy No Renga. For this kind of Renga you have to create at least a renga with six stanza and a maximum of twelve stanza. Your closing verse (ageku) has to close the "chain".
|Bare Branches (photo© Floraandfauna(2)|
Here is your starting verse (hokku):
I have chosen a haiku by Yozakura, the Unknown Haiku Poet, a beauty I think to work with.
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet
With this haiku you have to start your Soliloquy No Renga.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions until December 9th at noon (CET). Have fun!