Sunday, September 1, 2013

Carpe Diem #287, Shinryoo (new coolness)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a wonderful start we have made with this new Carpe Diem month full of the classical Japanese kigo. I have read wonderful haiku on our first 'kigo' and I have read haiku written by a few new contributors which are really nice. I hope that Carpe Diem will grow further and that we can share our love for haiku around the world wide web.

Today our prompt is Shinryoo (new coolness) which refers to the decreasing of the temperature from the heat of summer to the coolness of autumn. For sure not an easy task to write a haiku with 'new coolness' as kigo, but here I go ...

departing summer
the air is becoming cooler
coloring leaves

under the willow
hiding for the heat of summer
the new coolness

new coolness -
children playing with golden leaves
in the autumn sun

Not a very strong series on Shinryoo, but in these I sense autumn ... I hope you liked it ... Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with our community (and the world) here at Carpe Diem.
This prompt will stay on 'till September 3rd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our first Special for September, a haiku by our featured haiku-poet Mabson O. Southard, later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). I hope that I will be on time, because I am in the nightshift so don't be sad if our new episode is not on time.
!! Shinryoo (new coolness) is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!


  1. I think you contrasted the children with the golden leaves in a unique way, and the first one seems very light and picturesque. The 3 haiku you gave us there all have your trademark, that light, soft touch.

  2. Your second poem evoked such strong feelings in me of recognition - the sensation of walking into the shade and feeling a sharp coolness that announces fall. Well done, Kris.

  3. Wonderful the crispness of the air that you feel in summer is so present in all your three poem... like a little story.

  4. People say the desert is always hot. Not true! After about 3-4 weeks of weather above 110 degrees Fahrenheit, we are now in the 90s. That's COOL, and fits in with your first haiku about departing summer! :)

  5. Your last haiku flows and feels so beautiful.