Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today's prompt arts I had some trouble with. I couldn't get the relation with summer and arts, because in my opinion arts is something for every season, but as I read the haiku on arts by Jane herself I started to understand it. Arts ... are really most specific for summer. Summer is the season for living outside your home, to go into the forest, into nature and summer is in any way the perfect season to shoot wonderful photos or paint gorgeous "open air" paintings. Or the wonderful colors of e.g. the mountains touched by raindrops .... yes I think summer and arts are perfect together and I do understand now why Jane has included arts as a modern summer kigo (seasonword).
Haiku and art are in a way bound together and I even have tried to bring a special feature here on CDHK about art and haiku, maybe you can remember "Carpe Diem's Arti-visual Haiku". I have just done that feature once and maybe I have to bring it up here again. Here is the goal:
Of course I love to share a few haiku by Jane in this episode:
covered with pollen
looking deep into a flower
holding the day
between my hands
the new clay bowl
dripping enough water
to tint the rock
© Jane Reichhold
|Credits: photo © Chèvrefeuille
I have written several haiku inspired on this photo, and I used it as the cover for my first Dutch haiku-book titled "Deep Silence" (or in Dutch "diep is de stilte"). The haiku which I composed than (2009) was inspired by this photo:
in between worlds
the city park
© Chèvrefeuille (2009)
I have another photo of this wonderful city park, it's taken from another angle to show the beauty of the park.
|© photo Chèvrefeuille
from the mud to the bright sun
straight through the water
I am looking forward to all of your responses on this episode of our Haiku Kai. This episode will be open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 15th at noon (CET) (24 hours longer than usual). I will try to publish our new episode, meadow, later on. For now ... just have fun, be inspired and share your responses with us all here at our Haiku Kai.