Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Last Sunday my wife and I were on an adventure. We took the bike to explore a view new districts in our hometown. Nice new buildings, awesome mansions and a lot of "new" nature, like parks and ponds. After a while we entered a district with all expensive villas and than we were lost ... We had to ask the way out of this district.
Today's post is about "direction" and Hamish has written a nice essay about it. As I told above my sense of direction is not great. Of course I can find my way out in the districts I know, but as in the above example new districts is something else. After visiting these new districts a few times I will for sure find my way out, but it takes some time to adjust to those new districts.
lost in time
overwhelmed by the beauty
of the sunset
|Sunset with Reeds|
Hamish on Direction
Direction ... is it possible to catch that in a haiku or a tanka? As I think of "undou" (movement), one of the Haiku Writing Techniques, than I think direction can be caught in a haiku or tanka too. So I have given it a try ... and came up with these tanka:
pilgrims on their way to Santiago
walking the Path of God
reaching out to their deepest thoughts
seeking the Light
while chanting psalms or mantras
pilgrims on their way
enjoying Mother Earth's beauty -
a whispered prayer
|Camino Sign Pointing the Way to Santiogo Di Compostela|
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until February 15th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, Pain, later on. For now ... have fun!