Monday, June 27, 2016

Carpe Diem Special #212 Joyce Lorenson's 4th "a glint of mica"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This is the last CD-Special of this month. This month all the CD-specials were by Joyce Lorenson, she was the winner of the "New Life" kukai. Joyce is a very gifted haiku poetess and maybe you have already read her exclusive CDHK E-book "A Glint of Mica" which you can download at the right side of our Kai.

cover of "A Glint of Mica" by Joyce Lorenson

I think this E-book has become a beauty. In "A Glint of Mica" you will find haiku and haiga by Joyce. For this last CD-Special I have chosen the "title"-haiku of her E-book "A Glint of Mica" to share with you here.

a glint of mica
the swaggering strut
of a raucous magpie
© Joyce Lorenson 
As you all know the goal of the CD-Specials is to create a new haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one given. So here is my attempt to try to write a haiku in the spirit of the haiku by Joyce:
screaming peacock
walking around the farm
like a watchdog
© Chèvrefeuille
Not as strong as I had hoped, but I think this haiku is somewhat in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by Joyce.
Here is another "peacock" haiku from my archives, this is what is called a cascading haiku: 
king of the farm
spreads out his gorgeous tail -
feathers on a vase

feathers on a vase
eyes looking deep into mine -
again in love
again in love -
the first day of Spring has come
listen to the breeze
© Chèvrefeuille
I hope you did like this CD-Special and that I have inspired you together with Joyce.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 2nd at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, Poland, later on. For now ... have fun! 


1 comment:

  1. Really I enjoyed your book, Joyce, and appreciate the garden concept very much. The haiku were calming and intricate, and I marvel at such attention to nature. I must try some myself of the same style. The last third of the book, though, was unique, and perhaps contained some of the finest haiku; there were certainly a few haiku there that were just stunning in intensity. Really a great effort Chevy, perhaps one of your finest publications yet, with haiku, theme and concept to inspire.