Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
From a sunny The Netherlands I welcome you all at a new episode of Carpe Diem. This month we are sharpening our senses through the essays written by Hamish Managua Gunn (a.k.a. Pirate) and this day that will be Temperature (Warmth/ Coolness), but first this:
Our "Time" kukai is running to its end and this is the final call for submissions. You can email your haiku (a max of three, new and never published earlier haiku) for this "Time" kukai to our emailaddress: firstname.lastname@example.org Please write "kukai Time" in the subject line. You can email your haiku until February 14th 10.00 PM (CET).
Today it's all about temperature warmth/coolness and Hamish has written another nice post in which he refers also to that famous "frogpond" haiku by (my master) Matsuo Basho:
In the first line "old pond" I associate old with "cold" and the third line "splash!" with "warmth". I think it's not necessary to explain that further.
Temperature ... what to do with this theme in a haiku bringing it together with nature? That will not be easy, but of course I tried it and this is what came up:
climbs the late evening breeze
waves gently roll
lying on the beach with my love
the cool breeze
|Dogon Tribe mythology; Nommos