!! I publish this post earlier than I normally do, because I am in the nightshift !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today it's a double episode, because I have a Ghost Writer post and a Carpe Diem Special for you all. First I will bring to you the Ghost Writer post which is provided by Georgia of Bastet's Waka Library
She has written a nice GW-post (#37) about Robert Frost. After that GW-post I will continue this post with the CD-Special (#121) by Richard Wright. Have fun ... (PS. Both items have their own linking widget).
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It's a wonderful post, a similar with our Carpe Diem Distillation feature ... so let this poem by Robert Frost inspire you to write an all new haiku (or tanka). It may be a distillation from the poem or inspired on the poem.
sudden gust of wind
snow swirls down on me
makes me shiver
Hm ... a nice one ... brings nice memories into my mind ... my happy childhood. I see that same happiness in the eyes of my children and grandchildren ... awesome.
This GW-post is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 12th at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our next episode, Northern lights, later on.
Carpe Diem Special #37, the second haiku by Richard Wright "in the falling snow"
Than I have here our Carpe Diem Special, a haiku by our featured haiku-poet, Richard Wright (1908-1960) ... he was a forefighter of the Black Americans and in his last years he discovered haiku. He wrote a lot of haiku (more than 4000) and compiled an anthology of his own work with 880 haiku. He is really a great haiku-poet and I am loving his work very much. So let us go on to another wonderful haiku written by him. I have tried to use a haiku which is close to the GW-post earlier in this post. I think I have found a nice one to share here for your inspiration.
In the falling snow
A laughing boy holds out his palms
Until they are white.
© Richard Wright
The goal of the Carpe Diem Special is to write a haiku inspired on the given haiku by the featured haiku poet and try to touch the same sense, tone and spirit.
Here is my attempt:
through the early night
the laugh of children playing -
Well ... now it's up to you .... this Carpe Diem Special is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will stay open until December 12th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, Northern Lights, later on. For now ... have fun!