Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's Wednesday again and so it is time for another Ghost Writer post. This week I have a wonderful Ghost Writer post written by Jen of "Blog It Or Lose It". And I hope you all will appreciate her post. This time she loves to share with you all "The Scent of Poetry" and I think she has a point in her post. We use not all our senses in our haiku and maybe we can become better in writing/composing haiku if we try to bring of our senses in our poems.
the scent of oil and hot dust /
in grandpa’s workshop //
warm in the afternoon sun /
cypress and lemon – /
long into the evening //
- hot dust in the attic during hide-and-seek;
- crayons and floor polish on the first day of school;
- cold honeydew at a housewarming party;
- old-fashioned pink roses at the front gate;
- decaying leaves and pine needles in the forest;
- hot oil and machinery (grandfather’s workshop);
- chlorine at the municipal pool;
- the overgrown, past-its-prime smell of early September;
- cut grass, pond water, wet soil, salt water, March mud, the first drops of rain ….
Well ... I hope you did like this Ghost Writer post by Jen and of course I hope she has given help to us all to use more senses, in this case 'smell'. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku based on this post with us all.
This post is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until August 8th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, forest, later on.