Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First I have to explain the confusing for today's prompt. As you maybe know I write all my posts first on paper, before publishing them. I have done that also with the prompt-lists of every month. In our prompt list for December the prompt for December 4th had disappeared . So I put in another prompt for the 4th "isolation", but as I looked back on my hand-written promptlist for December I saw that I had planned a CD-Special on December 4th. I have corrected our promptlist and so I offer you today a Carpe Diem Special ... a haiku by our featured haiku-poet, Richard Wright (1908-1960). One of the early forceful and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of "Native Son," and "Black Boy", was also, it turns out, a major poet. During the last eighteen months of his life, he discovered and became enamored of haiku, the strict seventeen-syllable Japanese form. Wright became so excited about the discovery that he began writing his own haiku, in which he attempted to capture, through his sensibility as an African American, the same Zen discipline and beauty in depicting man's relationship, not to his fellow man as he had in his fiction, but to nature and the natural world.
|Richard Wright (1908-1960)|
make me a traveler.
|Credits: Richard Wright, An Unknown Treasure of Black Poetry|
circling around this mountain
I feel like an eagle
|I feel like an eagle|
!! I am busy with some changing on our haiku kai. Today I have tried another font type, but I love to hear what you think of it !!
!! I have revised our "moon Anthology e-book" I have included a moon-haiku by Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special !!