Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
My excuses for being this late with publishing our new episode. I am in the nightshift and I hadn't time to publish this episode earlier.
Today we are going further with sharpening our senses through the wonderful essays by Hamish Managua Gunn (a.k.a. Pirate). By the way ... I hope to make his E-book "Forest Walk" available this week.
One of my co-workers has been on a holiday to Iceland and came back with wonderful stories, but I was mostly amazed by her photo of the "Northern Lights" or "Aurora Borealis". It's really the magical and mystical mysterious beauty of our wonderful nature to which we are "hooked" through our love for haiku.
|Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) photo © Marleen Duimstra
The photo of the "Northern Lights" inspired me to write the following tanka:
sign of the gods
the night painted in thousand colors -
reflects the 'dance of the spirits'
|Aurora Borealis (source: Wikipedia)
What a beautiful essay Hamish. You are a talented writer and poet and I am glad that you have done this for CDHK this month.
This prompt especially had my attention, because of the title "nature" .... because our beloved haiku is real poetry of nature and learns us to watch closer and with love to our surroundings trying to catch her beauty in three lines.
coloring the skies
a palette of colors
treat of Mother Earth
What a joy, what a spectacle ... Aurora Borealis ... magic.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until February 29th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, the last CD-Special by Hamish Gunn, our featured haiku poet, later on. For now ... have fun!
!! PS.: I am busy with creating the anonymous list of our "Time" - kukai and I hope to publish it this weekend !!