Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's my pleasure to present to you the first CD-Special of November. As you all know Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish haiku-poet (and Nobel-prize winner), is our featured haiku poet this month. Tranströmer was brought to my attention by Björn Rudberg and I am glad he did, because Tranströmer has written wonderful haiku, American haiku and haiku-like poetry.
In our Sparkling Stars episode of last Saturday I have already introduced him to you all, so no need for more introduction I think. Let's go and do some haiku-ing.
Oil tankers are gliding past.
And the moon is full
© Tomas Tranströmer
Isn't it a wonderful haiku? Orchids are so beautiful and fragile ... I like them a lot. There are a lot of Orchid species and that's just a joy. Orchids are a beautiful present of our Creator.
I found a nice haiku by "my master" Matsuo Basho which I love to share here:
ran no ka ya cho no tusubasa ni takimono su
from the butterfly's wings
scenting the clothes
And I love to share my attempt to write a haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by Tranströmer.
the cobweb scattered
by the fluttering of wings
a blue butterfly
And now it's up to you my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers to write your haiku inspired on the one by Tomas Tranströmer. So have fun! This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 6th at noon. I will publish our next episode, a new GW-post, later on.