Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you all know this week is 'Ghost-Writer'-week, so the posts of this week are all written by members of our haiku-community Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
There is some confussion about this week, because this week the prompts of our April prompt-list aren't all used, because I have given the 'Ghost-Writers' the opportunity to choose their own prompt or to use the given prompt. So today I had planned a Carpe Diem Special (number 86) by Soen Nakagawa, our featured haiku-poet, but our 'Ghost-Writer' Belinda has chosen another prompt as you will read here after.
We live in a free world so I will give the haiku written by Soen Nakagawa also, so you have the opportunity to choose if you will write a haiku in response of Belinda's post or will write a haiku inspired on the haiku by Soen Nakagawa. (The goal of the CD-Special is to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and Spirit as the one given.
|Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984)|
Here is the haiku by Soen Nakagawa for your inspiration:
Soen—perhaps the zaniest Zen master of modern times—was, among other things, an accomplished haiku poet, and this was one of his favorite verses. It is featured in his book "Ten Haiku of My Choice." Soen often recalled the crimson leaves dancing in the twilight of the meditation hall at Ryutaku-ji in Japan, and he frequently brushed this poem. Here the character for dance forms a one-word barrier that is really moving.