Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to create a new Carpe Diem Special for you. In this month we are exploring the haiku writing skills of Basho and his Shoomon disciples. One of his very best friends (and disciple) was Mukai Kyorai and I love to introduce him to you.
|Rakushisha (Hermitage of the fallen persimmons)|
Rakushisha , "Hermitage of the fallen persimmon", is the cottage of Genroku poet Mukai Kyorai
Kyorai was one of ten disciples of the haiku poet, Matsuo Basho, or as we already know the Shoomon School,
Treetops are close to
today I shall wear the special sword
handed down for generations
|Mukai Kyorai (1651-1704)|
In the above paragraph we read about "karumi" too, it's also one of the haiku writing techniques which we will encounter this month. "Karumi" was Basho's lifetime task to bring "lightness" in haiku. This haiku writing technique we will see and explore later this month.
red teary eyes
don't look back, a new day rises -
This CD-Special is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 24th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, a new Tokubetsudesu, later on.
Our new Theme Week episode "yellow" will be delayed.