Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First I have to apologize for being late with our new episode, there were other things (pleasant things) who needed my attention.
Welcome at a new CD Special as I promised you all as i was announcing our third anniversary month that I would have a few surprises for you all and that I had found a few well known haiku poets to participate in our third anniversary.
This CD Special is awesome I think and I hope it will inspire you all to write wonderful new verses. Maybe you can remember our special feature "Just Read", well this CD Special is quit the same as that special feature. Tom D'Evelyn has written an awesome essay especially for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai's third anniversary. I am so proud and honored that he would do that for us, for me. Thank you Tom for writing this essay, Basho and the smack of reality: A personal essay on haiku.
have fun reading it and of course I hope it will inspire you all to write wonderful haiku ...
|Credits: Ale's Stones|
|Credits: Alan Spence|
|Scene from Basho's Oku No Hosomichi, The Narrow Road Into The Deep North|
|Credits: Juniper Bonsai|
I must say ... I am stunned ... that stunned that couldn't come up with an all new haiku myself. I hope you can come up with a haiku ... no prompt or theme this time, just the essay to use to write/compose your haiku. Have fun!
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 15th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Saint Patrick's Day, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.