!! I publish this episode this early, because I am in the nightshift !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's time for another GW-post, this is our 33th episode and it's a GW-post written by Jen of Blog It Or Lose It. Her GW-post is about Richard Wright. I will tell you first a little bit more about him, before I give the GW-post by Jen.
|Richard Wright (1908-1960)
The webs of spiders
Sticking to my sweaty face
In the dusty woods.
|Bank of Leaves photo © Jen
Grows colder as yellow lights
Come on in skyscrapers.
© Richard Wright
It seems to reflect elements of early Kerouac with elements of Ginsberg’s “American Sentences”, doesn’t it? Plus, he’s describing nature beautifully within that human framework.
Deepening the emptiness
Of a country road.
|Credits: Autumn Moonlight Woodblock print by Shibata Zeshin
What’ emptier than a country road in the moonlight?
Is closing up his wagon,
Snow begins to fall.
© Richard Wright
The first autumn snow
gleams blue on the parking lot
under the moonlight.
the raked-up pile of leaves
huddles under snow.
|Leafy Gutter photo © Jen
For this challenge, can you write a late-autumn haiku (in Wright’s style and tone) showing a relationship between man’s realm and nature’s realm?
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Well ... it was really a joy to read this GW-post about the haiku of Richard Wright, whom will be our featured haiku-poet next month, and the haiku Jen shared here written by him and the response of Jen herself are wonderful. Will not be an easy task to respond on this GW-post ...
Here however is my attempt to write a haiku in response on this GW-post:
dancing in the wind
between colorful leaves
a birthday balloon
Or what do you think of this one:
next to the skate-track
all types of shoes hanging from branches
|Credits: shoes hanging from branches (Dutch website)
Awesome ... I hadn't thought that I could respond on this GW-post ... And that second haiku I shared is really nice, in front of the hospital were I work there is a skating-track and in a kind of skater-tradition you have to throw your shoes (both) into a tree next to the skating-track.
It's a craze (rage) which the skaters have taken from the USA I think ...
This GW-post will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 14th at noon. I will (try to) post our next episode, Mount Fuji, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to write and share haiku with the world.