Monday, April 14, 2014

Carpe Diem #448, Puddles

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We are almost halfway our modern-kigo-for-spring-month and I have read wonderful haiku. This month it's all about modern kigo based on "A Dictionary of Haiku" written by Jane Reichhold and it's really a joy to use those modern kigo.
For today our modern kigo is puddles. Well ... this prompt don't needs explanation ... we are all familiar with puddles ... so let me give a few examples of haiku written on puddles by Jane Reichhold:

floating clouds
down from the mountain
a puddle of rain

rain drops
in a puddle crowns
of light jewels

Credits: Puddles

Awesome isn't it? This photo brings a lot of memories back. Didn't we all do that when we were children? Jumping in puddles until we were soaked? I even recall that I did that a few years ago while I was playing outside with my grandchildren. The oldest asked: "Granddad! May we jump in the puddles?" Of course I couldn't resist that question and I granted them permission to jump in the puddles. It was a joy and they were soaked 'til the bone. My youngest grandson asked me several minutes later if I would jump in the puddles with them. After some hesitation I laughed and jumped in the puddles myself with my grandsons ... 'til we were all soaked 'til the bone. It was fun and as we came home ... well we laughed again and drank hot chocolate-milk. What a joy ... to feel a kid again. Surely worth trying (smiles) to do the same as I did with my grandsons.

feeling a kid again
jumping in the puddles of spring -
soaked 'til the bone

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Credits: Jumping in Puddles

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until April 17th 11.59 AM (CET). I will try to post our next episode, that will be a haiku by Nakagawa, our featured haiku-poet, later on today. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at our Haiku Kai.