Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Carpe Diem #954 clouds

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's with pleasure that I post a new episode of CDHK. As you all know we have a month full of haiga and spring. Today we have a nice prompt clouds. Clouds ... those wonderful things high up at the sky, changing everlasting to wonderful images and fantasy worlds. So I think you can create beauties ...

To inspire you I have a few haiku by Jane Reichhold extracted from her "A Dictionary of Haiku":

free to fly
some of the ocean
in wind-driven colors

wispy clouds
splashed across the sky
sea foam

a point of land
breaking through the clouds

under great white mountains

changing forms
all around the Buddha
clouds in a blue sky

flooding the river
with spring

© Jane Reichhold (extracted from the online version of "A Dictionary of Haiku")

Next to cherry blossom, one of my favorite themes, I love to create haiku (haiga and tanka) inspired on clouds. So this one was "easy".

And a tanka from a revised cascading haiku which I published earlier here at CDHK:

fantasy world unfolds
while the wind tears clouds apart
in sunny colors
clouds moving, changing everlasting
fantasy world unfolds

© Chèvrefeuille

Well I hope I have inspired you all. I am looking forward to your responses. Have fun!

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until April 16th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, the 2nd CD-Special by our featured haiku poetess Sara McNulty, later on.

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