Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's good to be back. After two weeks in which there were several occasions which made me sad. Yesterday we have buried my father. Together with family and friends we have brought him to his final resting place. It was a sad occasion, but it also gave us (my family) joy to remember dad as he was. There were tears, but also laughter as we heard the stories about my father. Yes it was sad, but we (my family and I) know that he has gone to his heavenly father reunited with his son (my brother) and all his loved ones who passed away already. Life goes on ... but my father will be missed forever.
Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. Thank you for understanding that I wasn't capable to host our loving family of haiku poets. Thank you ... from the bottom of my heart. This is what our family of haiku poets is ... a family of haiku loving, but also loving family.
Okay ... here we go again, back in business ... As you maybe have read in our prompt-list this month it's about haiga, imagination ... giving your haiku a face and all the prompts have to do with spring and are extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku". It's good to be here again and I hope this month will be a joyful one.
Last Tuesday (April 5th) my wife and I celebrated (of course not to big) our 25th wedding anniversary together with our friends and family. It was a great day. This is "the bridge" to our prompt of today, companionship. Twenty Seven years ago I met my wife and it was love at first sight. Not long after we fell in love we started living together and short before our marriage we were blessed with the birth of our youngest son (he is now 25 years) a few months after his birth we got married and two years later we sealed our marriage with the birth of our youngest daughter (now 23). Now we have a big family, four children (I have also two step-children), two children in law and seven grandchildren. We are truly blessed in our companionship.
together as one
two strong oaks entwined
|photo © Pat Bean haiku © Chèvrefeuille
This CDHK-episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 10th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, dreams, later on. For now ... have fun!
PS. I am still busy to check our Renga Party, but I hope to re-start it soon. Our planned e-books of the "winter" and "time" kukai and our second Theme Week will be available next week.
PPS.: I will publish our "missed" episodes of March in the Tokubetsudesu episodes of this month.