Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It is my pleasure to bring to you an all new episode of our special feature Tokubetsudesu. This week I will tell you a little bit more about our "runner-up" of our "winter-kukai", dt.haase. dt.haase is the pseudonym of Dan Haase. Dan is an educator and consultant in Wheaton, Illinois. dt.haase is not a regular visitor of our Kai, but he sometimes shares his wonderful haiku and haiga here.
I searched the Internet, but about dt.haase I couldn't find more background information, but that doesn't matter I love to highlight a few of his wonderful haiga here. The first to share, of course, his haiku (submitted as a haiga for the "winter-kukai")
|© dt.haase. "runner-up" of the "winter-kukai"
I have wandered through his website Gathering Wonder and ran into wonderful haibun, haiku and haiga. His oeuvre is broad and I love especially his photo-haiga.
Let me show you another wonderful haiga by dt.haase:
|© dt.haase "runner-up" of the "winter-kukai"
It's not a very long episode of Tokubetsudesu, but I think (as you visit the websites by dt.haase) you can see (and read) the beauty of his work.
The title of this Tokubetsudesu episode is "inviting silence" and I love to challenge you to create a haiga (or haiku) in which you try to catch "silence". I have wandered through my archives and found a nice haiga which I created several years ago, maybe you can remember it.
PS.: I will publish our first CD-Special of this month later today. You have to be patient to read the first haiku of our featured haiku poet Hamish Managua Gunn. Sorry !!