Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's a pleasure to share the 3rd haiku by our featured haiku-poet of this month, Alexey Andreyev. The goal of this Carpe Diem Special is to write a new haiku inspired on the one given, but it has to be in the same tone, sense and spirit. So this is a challenge. I have done this frequently on my "Basho Revisited" weblog (http://bashorevisited.blogspot.com) and loved doing it.
Here is the haiku by Alexey for your inspiration:
I love them too much to think
they'll melt by noon
(c) Alexey Andreyev
I can see this in front of my eyes and I can feel what Alexey felt as he wrote this haiku. Fresh fallen snow is such a beautiful sight, but the virginity of the fresh snow will soon be gone. I remember last year's early winter ... snow was falling gently the whole night. That morning the snow was untouched ... there came a big smile on my face, feeling a child again, and I stepped outside on bare feet ... awesome .... I think you almost can see how much joy that brought ...I had to use that scenery for my new haiku inspired on the one by Alexey.
virgin snow field
stepping into it like a child
Now it's up to you to write a new haiku inspired on the one by Alexey. Had to write another one ... sorry ...
snow falls gently
laying a virgin blanket on Earth -
gone in a eye-blink
This Special episode will be open for your submissions until January 16th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, going further in to the inland of the Soviet Union, ......... , later on today. !! This Special is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) !!