Saturday, May 4, 2013
Carpe Diem Special #35, Kyoshi Takahama's 'dead chrysanthemum'.
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today our first Special for this month. This month the Special haiku are written by Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958). See for more information on Kyoshi our Carpe Diem May 2013 page The first haiku which I love to share with you is the following (I couldn't find the Romaji-translation):
a dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it?
I think this one has a deeper layer based on Zen-Buddhism's idea of 'Emptiness', but maybe you all think something else. Please share your thoughts on this haiku and write a new haiku inspired on the one by Kyoshi. Have fun, be inspired and share.
This prompt will stay on 'till May 6th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, another step in our journey through the Tarot, The Empress (III), later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).