Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I have tried to catch up commenting I ran into several nice haibun written and inspired on the prompts of our Haiku Kai. So I think it's time for a new episode of our haibun-feature "Kamishibai" (which means story-teller in Japanese). The goal is to write a haibun inspired on the given prompt. For this episode that is "Departing Summer". Here in The Netherlands it's still summer, but temperatures are downing and it feels like autumn already. Trees are loosing their leaves already ... so I thought 'this is a great prompt for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and for our Kamishibai-feature'.
For this episode I love to challenge you a bit by giving a few rules which you have to use:
1. A maximum of 100 words (don't ask me why);
2. the haiku has to follow a few of the the classical rules:
a. 5-7-5 syllables;
b. season word;
c. cutting word (interpunction);
d. interchangeable first and third line
3. (Not an obligation) I love to read it in English and in your own language (e.g. for me that would be Dutch)
Here is my attempt to write a haibun "departing summer":
"Look granddad", my grandson yells. He shows me a red leaf from a tree which I don't know. “Where did you find it?”
"It's from a tree I have discovered", he answers. He takes me by the hand. “I will show you were I have found it”. He points at a painting of Van Gogh in the garden of our neighbours.
"Look granddad, the red leaf fell from that painting".
Van Gogh’s painting comes alive
in a child’s hand
|Credits: Mulberry Tree - Vincent Van Gogh|
"Die boom heb ik ontdekt", antwoordt hij. Hij neemt me bij mijn hand.
"Ik zal je laten zien waar ik het heb gevonden”. Hij wijst me een schilderij van Van Gogh aan in de tuin van onze buren. “Kijk opa, dit rode blad viel uit dat schilderij'.
Van Gogh’s schilderij komt tot leven
in een kinderhand