Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This episode will not become a long one, because of certain circumstances. My dad has had a heart attack last night and is now in hospital. So you will understand that I have to concentrate on something else than CDHK, but of course I will try to keep CDHK running, because you all are such wonderful haiku poets and you have a right, as being part of our CDHK family, to get the episode as planned.
As you all know I have gathered all of our "On The Trail With Basho" episodes into one CDHK e-book, which is available for download at the left of our Haiku Kai. It's the first edition, but there will be another version of that same e-book soon. In that new version I will share a few new episodes/chapters with haiku by Basho and of his disciples/students.
We are busy with exploring the classical Japanese kigo for summer and today our classical kigo will be kuchinashi or Jasmine. In the "On The Trail With Basho"- episodes we had already a nice haiku in which this kigo is used:
This one you can find in chapter 14 of our "On The Trail With Basho" e-book:
it is like song in a play
resting on a journey
And I found another nice haiku written by an Indian modern haiku poetess:
fragrance comes alive at night
affair with the moon
|Credits: Kuchinashi or Jasmine|
sound of a gurgling brook
peace of mind
A wonderful haiku in what I think is what Basho mentioned karumi.
Well ... I hope you did like this short episode and I hope it will inspire you to write an all new haiku or tanka. Have fun!
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 25th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, Ichigo (strawberry), later on. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku (or tanka) with us all here at our Haiku Kai.