- Carpe Diem Lecture 1
- Carpe Diem Lecture 2
- Carpe Diem's Library
- Carpe Diem's Kukai ...
- 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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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Carpe Diem #1797 New Beginnings ... First Snow
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First my excuses for not publishing yesterday. I had some trouble with my PC, but now it has been made, so today I will publish two episodes. This (belated) episode will be short. I will give you only the prompt and a few examples of haiku created by several haiku poets.
Today's prompt is "First Snow", it's a classical kigo for Winter and that means you have to try to create a classical haiku or tanka following the rules as I think you all will known.
The first snow
That the young Hijiri-monk has
The color of the wooden box.
Another one by Basho:
The first snow,
When is the pillar set up
For the Great Buddha?
I see it through a hole
in the shutter...
Well ... it's up to you now to create a haiku or tanka (classical way) themed "first snow".
Here is mine:
a cold moonlit night
just the sound of fresh fallen snow -
wandering over the moors
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 20th at noon (CEST). I will publish our new Tan Renga Wednesday episode later today. For now ... have fun!