Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This festive first anniversary month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is almost over and today I love to share our last (the fifth) Special episode, a haiku by Garry Gay, our featured haiku-poet for this month. I have made these Specials with a lot of fun, because Garry writes awesome haiku and is the president of the American Haiku Society ... I am proud that I might use his haiku. Next month, our first Tan Renga Challenge month, I hope to publish a new Carpe Diem Lecture about the Rengay, a kind of Renga which was invented (in the early ninethies) by Garry Gay.
The goal of this Special episode is to write a new haiku inspired on the one I gave of Garry Gay and to try to catch the same mood as the haiku by Garry Gay. By the way: This is the last Special episode for a while, because I don't have Special episodes next month. In upcoming December I will have all new Special episodes, so don't worry ... the Specials will be back (smiles).
|Photo (c) by Garry Gay, belongs to the haiku for this Special|
in the darkness--
by a snowflake
What a beauty, don't you think? I like the strong and fragile tone of this haiku and I hope to touch that same mood with the haiku inspired on this one by Garry Gay.
my sleepy senses awaken -
midsummer night's dream
|Touched by a Feather|
A completly different season, but I think it's close to the mood of the haiku by Garry Gay. What do you think? Did I succeed?