Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I first have to mention something before I introduce the second haiku by Herman van Rompuy. I recently got a comment by Kala Ramesh according her second special "tangled thoughts" which I published several days ago. It turns out that two of the used tanka were not written by her, however they were listed under her name, so I decided to remove the both tanka which were not of her. It's a sloppy mistake, but I thought they were written by her, because they were listed under her name. My excuses for this mistake and maybe infringement of rights of the real poets of the tanka.
Okay ... back to today's CD Special by Herman van Rompuy, former president of Belgium and former president of the EU. As I told you all in the first CD Special by him I haven't got permission yet to use his haiku, however I think he is okay with it, because he didn't respond. If there is a problem please let me know.
The haiku for your inspiration today is a wonderful one and it brought nice memories back to haiku by Basho and haiku which I wrote myself. The first haiku which came in mind was Basho's "old pond", that renown haiku:
a frog jumps in
sound of water
© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
|Yamabuki (Yellow Rose)
And this one by myself:
But also this one with another theme:
toads mating passionately