Thursday, June 26, 2014

Carpe Diem Special #99, BrunuhVille's 5th ''Mists of Avalon''

!! During lack of time today I publish this new episode this early !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This month has gone fast ... and today we have already our last CD Special, a music composition by the young Portugese composer BrunuhVille, today I love to share the next composition:

This composition is titled "Mists of Avalon" and I think this doesn't need further introduction. It's a great composition and I think it will inspire you all to write new haiku.

Credits: Mists of Avalon
The Mists of Avalon is a 1983 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. The book follows the trajectory of Morgaine (often called Morgan le Fay in other works), a priestess fighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country where patriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life. The epic is focused on the lives of Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, Igraine and other women who are often marginalized in Arthurian retellings. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are supporting rather than main characters. The Mists of Avalon is in stark contrast to most other retellings of the Arthurian tales, which consistently cast Morgan le Fay as a distant, one-dimensional evil sorceress, with little or no explanation given for her antagonism to the Round Table. In this case Morgaine is presented as a woman with unique gifts and responsibilities at a time of enormous political and spiritual upheaval who is called upon to defend her indigenous matriarchal heritage against impossible odds. The Mists of Avalon stands as a watershed for feminist interpretation of male-centered myth by articulating women's experiences at times of great change and shifts in gender-power. The typical battles, quests, and feuds of King Arthur's reign act as secondary elements to the women's lives.

mysterious mists
hiding the sacred waters of Avalon -
Lotus reaches to the sky
© Chèvrefeuille
This episode will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 29th at noon. I will try to post our new episode, Gingko leaves, later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. Absolutely divine music ~ Happy Weekend to you and your family ~ thanks, xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Beautiful post, Kristjaan. I dont know how you do it, every day, a new high quality post.