Friday, December 27, 2013

Carpe Diem's ''Freestyle'' #5

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

To give you all the space to share your haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka and all other Japanese kinds of poetry I have launched a little while ago the Carpe Diem's Freestyle feature. As from now on I will try to publish a Freestyle episode once a month.

Freestyle is what it is ... just share your poetry without a given prompt, maybe you have read a wonderful haiku, or did you write an awesome haiku but it didn't suit to the prompts given. Then this is the place to share that poetry with Carpe Diem.
Feel free to share your poetry and enjoy the publishing here on the world wide web.

Credits: Firework

It's almost New Year so I have chosen a few New Year haiku to share here with you all. Let me first share one written by Issa.

kageboshi mo mame sokusai de gyokei kana

my shadow too
in good health...
"Happy New Year!"

(c) Issa

Or this one composed by Buson:

saitan wo shitarigao naru haikaishi

it's the First Morning,
and he certainly knows it -
the poetry master

(c) Buson

Credits: Fireworks

What do you think of this nice New Year's haiku by Basho?

on New Year's Day
each thought a loneliness
as winter dusk descends

(c) Basho

All wonderful haiku written about New Year's Day by the classics. Here is one written by a modern haiku-poetess Jane Reichhold, I think this is one of her best haiku for New Year's Day.

night snows
the words on New Year's Day
clean and white

And a totally new haiku written by myself to close this episode of our Freestyle-feature:

still hearing the wind
of yesterday morning
on New Year's Day

(c) Chèvrefeuille, your host

Credits: fireworks (Dubai)

I wish you all a wonderful and inspirational New Year and I hope to see you all again here at Carpe Diem for a whole new year of haiku-writing. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
This episode will stay on until January 20th 11.59 AM (CET) and is NOW OPEN for your submissions.

1 comment:

  1. The post itself is fireworks Chèvrefeuille! You finished the year and season, and month, off with a bang! Your haiku sits well with the illustrious company. Basho's...well...what can you say, superb, and Jane's very nice too.