Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I look outside leaves dance through the garden. A mixture of colors like the palette of a painter. Branches loaded still with leaves with rainbow-like colors, raindrops play hide and seek in the puddles. Yes ... autumn has come. I can smell the perfume, that sweet perfume of decaying leaves. Mother nature is preparing for winter and hides her beautiful face behind curls of mist. Autumn ... is poetry ... is haiku.
|Credits: Autumn colors|
Today we have our third Special by our featured haiku poet O. Mabson Southard (1911-2000) and the haiku which I love to share here brings all the above images in my mind. It's in my opinion a nice autumn haiku.
across the still lake
through up curls of morning mist -
the cry of a loon
|Credits: (Pacific) Loon|
The goal of these Specials you all know, but I will write it down for those who not know yet that goal. Write an all new haiku inspired on the one given and try to write that haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one I gave by Southard.
Southard wrote his haiku always in the classical way, so with the 5-7-5 syllables structure. So your all new haiku has to be also written in that classical way. It's not an easy task, but that also can give a lot of joy and fun.
My attempt to write a haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by Southard:
as far as I can see
curls of mist hiding the meadow -
the bellowing of cows
What an awesome scenery. The meadows hided in curls of mist and still the bellowing of cows, without seeing them you know that it are cows. A nice autumn sphere I have created here I think. Well ... it's up to you now. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by O. Mabson Southard.
This prompt will stay on 'till September 16th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Kuri (Chestnuts), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! This Special by Southard is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!
I'm really looking forward to working with this prompt. Thank you, Kristjaan!ReplyDelete
You're welcome MMT ... I was a bit anxious if I could do it myself. Looking forward to yours. Have a good weekend.Delete
I love the cows! I am nervous about this one, but that's what challenging yourself is all about :)ReplyDelete
Nothing to be nervous of Cathy, just go with the flow and the vibes the haiku give you, then it will become a masterpiece. Right from the heart written haiku are always great. So ... don't worry.Delete
Oh the cry of the loon... no other sound brings me back to the wilderness... this one I have to do.ReplyDelete
Your meadows was especially evocative-very hard to come near to that Kristjaan.ReplyDelete
near majestic peaksReplyDelete
conifers consume all sound
granting silent tears
Hi BW, what a gorgeous haiku you share here in the comments field. Your haiku is worth reading and to go open in the world. So, I hope you don't mind, I have linked your haiku in the Linking widget of this episode.Delete
You have created a very wonderful and idyllic images with your haiku, Kristjaan.ReplyDelete
I think this is my favorite of all your poems, Kristjaan!ReplyDelete
Thank you Wabi ... you make me blush ... what a compliment. Thank youDelete
That is a lovely haiku, Kristjaan. You have weaved that same solitary aura in your haiku.ReplyDelete
Thanks HA I am honored that you like this haiku so much. During this month of Carpe Diem and through the haiku by Southard I think I changed unwillingly my style of writing. Southard's haiku are such great poems. Maybe I have to return to the classical way of writing haiku instead of the Kanshicho-style.Delete