!! Sorry guys, but during a busy day I need to publish this episode earlier than I do mostly !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a wonderful Ghost Writer (GW) post we had yesterday ... an amazing love-story shared by Managua. And than all of your responses on that GW-post ... really awesome.
Today another nice modern summer kigo by Jane Reichhold is our prompt. Today coolness is our prompt and as I was preparing this post I realized that I have used that prompt also in another month. I however cannot recall which month that was, but ... well it doesn't matter at all ...
Here is one of the examples from Jane's "A Dictionary of Haiku":
shadows on a sunny porch
a slender coolness
© Jane Reichhold
|Credits: Wagashi, a traditonal Japanese confections for summer|
In Japan the word for sweets, okashi (お菓子?), originally referred to fruits and nuts. China learned from India how to produce sugar and began trading it to Japan. The trade increased and sugar became a common seasoning by the end of the Muromachi period (1337-1573). Influenced by the introduction of tea and China's confectionery and dim sum, the creation of wagashi took off during the Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan.
flecked with mud
in the morning dew
taking a nap
against a cool wall
a hot tub soak
and fireflies that vanish
that is all there is
the shadow of the willows
Ah! that coolness
with my bare feet
in the cool grass of dawn
Ah! what a feeling
the heat makes me drowsy -
the cool stone wall
And ... of course I had to write a new haiku too ... I cannot stay behind ...
after the heat wave
dancing naked in the rain
Ah! that coolness
Well I hope you did like this episode and I hope that you will be inspired to write haiku ... have fun! By the way ... I have published a new episode of my column "Suikazura no Retsu". You can find that new episode at the left of our weblog.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 14th at noon (CET). I will try to post our new episode later on today, that will be dawn.