Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's really a joy to create an all new episode for our Haiku Kai. All those wonderful haiku by Basho coming along this month ... awesome. We are on the trail with Basho following in his footsteps. Imagine ... you are in Basho's time and you are an apprentice of him. Basho takes you by the hand and leads you through the beautiful nature of ancient Japan. He shows you all the holy places in his wonderful country of the rising sun. And he teaches you his skills in haiku writing. One of his skills, techniques Basho used was the use of paradoxes and in a way this haiku for today is such a haiku in which he uses "paradoxes".
only in the field
Here is my attempt:
the scent of a sunlit meadow
ah! the summer breeze
© Chèvrefeuille (from my archive)
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until; May 13th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, summer robe, later on.