Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are exploring Jane Reichhold's modern saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku" this month. Jane has compiled a nice saijiki with modern kigo for all seasons, and this month we have all modern kigo for autumn. We have already had wonderful, sometimes strange, modern kigo which worked great for your inspiration.
I realise myself that I ask a lot of you with all those daily prompts and all of our special features, but ... I hope you will be glad with it or if not ... let me know. Do you think I ask to much of you? Please tell me. We are a haiku family and therefor you all are hosting Carpe Diem. Do you have ideas? Share them with me ... prompt-suggestions? Share them with us all in the 'prompt-suggestion' spot on Carpe Diem. We are Carpe Diem Haiku Family ... so feel free to tell us your wishes and ideas.
Ok ... back to our prompt 'dragonflies' for today. Dragonflies, wonderful creatures, but nit as friendly as they look. They can be very dangerous as they sting you ...
Here are the examples which Jane shared on her website AHA-Poetry:
trudging up the path
where the hill is the steepest
the grass stalk bent
by the dragonfly
Well ... I hope you will be inspired by these haiku by Jane ... for now, have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 13th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, morning dew, later on.