Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This is the third CD-Special of this month and as you all know this month our featured haiku poetess is Sara McNulty of "Purple Pen in Portland". She is a very gifted haiku poetess, but she also writes haibun and kikobun.
For this CD-Special I have chosen a kikobun which Sara wrote in response on one of the CD-Specials of February 2016. Our featured haiku poet then was Hamish "Managua" Gunn and in that same month Chèvrefeuille's Publications published an exclusive CDHK e-book with kikobun written by Hamish.
In the last CD-Special of February 2016 I teased you with a kikobun from that CDHK e-book by Hamish "Shinrin Yoku". It goes to far to include the whole kikobun which I shared then, but I think it's for sure a 'must' to share the haiku from that kikobun here, because that was Sara's inspiration for this kikobun which I have titled after the first line of her haiku "taste of nature".
Here is the haiku by Hamish:
and the young morning’s fresh rain
reach my words
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
And here is your (our) challenge for this CD-Special: Try to create a kikobun inspired on the one by Sara or if you can't come up with a kikobun, of course no problem, a haiku or tanka is also great to read.
|photo and haiku © Chèvrefeuille|
bumblebees collecting honey
in the backyard