Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem. This month we are exploring the kigo for summer. Kigo are seasonwords that are used in haiku to point towards the season in which the haiku took place. Today we have a classical kigo as used in ancient Japan. The most kigo were chosen with Edo as the tracking point, because of the long stretched country. Today the classical kigo is hiyazake or cold sake.
Sake is a rice wine and mostly it is served warm, but in the summer, when it is hot, it is served cold.
|Hiyazake (cold sake)|
And buy some sake
Will there still be loneliness?
with the crickets!
The drunkard dances all night.
far off close by
how much longer to live
we have sake
and the hot spring
drinking sake with my haiku friends
under cherry blossoms
sailors loaded with sake
dance like fools
Well ... it is up to you now ...
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 10th at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our new episode, a new "weekend-meditation" later on. For now .... have fun!