Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you know this festive anniversary month I have permission to use haiku written by Garry Gay, a modern haiku-poet and photographer. Today the first Special of this month is titled "river stones".
The goal of this Special is to write a new haiku in the same sense, tone and Spirit as the one given of the featured haiku-poet. Garry writes his haiku in the non-classical style, so you don't have to use the classical syllables-structure 5-7-5, but if you like ... of course you may use the classic count.
Greatly influenced by Basho's Narrow Road to the Deep North, he has steadily been writing haiku from 1975 to the present. He is one of the co-founders of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, serving as their first president from 1989-1990. In 1991 he was elected president of the Haiku Society of America.
|Copyrighted photo by Garry Gay
along her garden path
wet with dew
My attempt to write a haiku in the Spirit of Garry Gay's haiku:
dew drops shimmer
on the leaves of the Blue Iris -
sound of a windchime
Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku in the same sense, tone and Spirit with our Haiku Kai. This episode will stay on 'till October 4th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Circle (provided by Lolly), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! This CD-Special by Garry Gay is open for submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!