Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First I have an announcement to make, maybe a few, last Monday my dad was released from the hospital. He's ok, but has to be careful and taking his time to recover fully from his major heart attack. Thank you all for your love, thoughts and prayers.
Than ... after long consideration ... I have decided that the CD Time Glass feature will stop. I know that there are several family-members who loved the time challenge. I made that feature with all my heart and love to challenge you, but it takes to much time to create several CDHK episodes on one day. In the upcoming weeks I also will look to all the other features we have on a weekly base. After long consideration I will "cut" several weekly features to make them a bi-weekly feature. Of course I will create new features to challenge you all, so don't worry ....
Ok ... back to this episode of CDHK. Today we will board on a papyrus boat to sail The Nile and of course we have to start somewhere ... and that's in Alexandria, a large city in the Nile's delta. Maybe you remember our trip along the Seven Ancient World Wonders back in 2013. One of those World Wonders was The Lighthouse of Alexandria. You can find that episode, I belief it was episode 333 HERE.
|Lighthouse of Alexandria|
Back in 2013 this prompt inspired several of you, my dear family-members, and I thought "Wouldn't it be a beautiful idea to reproduce a few of the haiku written in response of this prompt?" Well ... here they are ... I hope you maybe remember them or otherwise I hope they will inspire you to write an all new haiku or tanka and "re-live" that historical fact that we were inspired in October 2013 by The Lighthouse of Alexandria.
to some strange and distant land?
All you need is here.
© Magical Mystical Teacher (MMT)
in a stormy squall
© Cathy Tenzo (Haiku Plate Special)
the lighthouse again ...
ancient ship sailors’ night light
glow for lovers’ evening strolls
solar garden lights
|Credits: Brandaris on Terschelling (NL), the oldest lighthouse of my country The Netherlands|
Well .... did you like this short trip along memory-lane? I certainly did enjoy it and it inspired me to write an all new
over the harbor
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and it will remain open until August 4th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Rosetta's Stone, later on. For now .... have fun!