Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you all know we are running towards our third anniversary and I am glad to announce that I already have the haiku by Michael Dylan Welch and the essay by Tom D'Evelyn. It's really a joy to see how our third anniversary is getting more and more "a face". I think October 2015 will be a very festive month. I am waiting on response of a few other wellknown haiku poets, so maybe ... there is more to come to celebrate ... be patience.
Refering to the above about our third anniversary I am really happy to present to you an all new episode of our CD Time Machine in which we will look at prompts from the rich history of CDHK again. This week I have chosen to "re-do" an episode from September 2013. and this week that will be ... Wase (early rice). Back then we had all classical Japanese kigo for autumn and this is what I wrote then:
upon small grasses
falls the autumn sun.
in remote provinces...
the geese depart
the birds know it before
Ah! that fragrance ...
As you all know ... the goal of CD Time Machine is to inspire you to write an all new haiku (or tanka) and this is what I came up with:
every where I look
I smell rice
I hope you did like this small trip along memory lane and of course I hope this CD Time Machine will inspire you to write an all new haiku (or tanka).
|Rice planting, the start of Early Rice|
For closure another set of haiku from my archives which I wrote back in June 2013:
resonates a sweet song -
rice planting girls
source of food for thousands
while singing a song
And now it's up to you my dear Haijin ...
This episode of CD Time Machine is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Saturday, September 19th at noon (CET). Have fun!