Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This week's GW-post is another one written by Jen of Blog It or Lose It. She is very active and it's really a joy to have her as a kind of "co-writer". This week she was inspired by the "film noir" genre.
So I hope you all will like this new GW-post.
!! By the way. As I read our prompt-list again I saw that I now have two time a December 4th, so I have to change that again. Yesterday I brought in "isolation" for December 4th, but it turned out that I had planned a CD-Special by Richard Wright, our featured haiku-poet this month. So I will delete "isolation" and will bring you a CD Special at December 4th. Sorry for the inconvenience !!
Haiku noir: Raymond Chandler and The Big Sleep
Reading The Big Sleep was a delight. Yes, Raymond Chandler had a wonderfully dry wit (“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead”). But – he was also a master in setting a scene in very few words. And the way he describes nature – especially ominous parts of nature – is magnificent. Here are two quotes from the novel:
|Credits: Double Indeminity|
For those of you in the deepest, darkest parts of the world – sorry I’m not bringing sunshine with this prompt! BUT – perhaps you’ll have plenty to share with us. I hope you’ll join in anyway.
in a pale orange fog –
|Tires and Feet in the Slush (photo © Jen)|
around a tossed cigarette
hissing in slush
and even the lamp light
recoils from its strike
I hope you all did like this GW-post on "haiku-noir" ... it's really a joy to be a Ghost Writer for our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. So if you have an idea, article or something to use as a GW-post ... please let me know. You can email your GW-post to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Have fun with this GW-post and share your haiku or tanka with us all. This GW-post is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 5th at noon (CET). Enjoy it. I will publish our next post, our first CD-Special by Richard Wright.