Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and I hope I have inspired you with our "weekend-meditation". Today we will go on with our Summertime month full of classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords).
There are a lot of classical and non-classical kigo for summer and today I love to share another nice one, a modern one this time extracted from Jane's "A Dictionary of Haiku". Today I love to challenge you with dunes.
resonates through the dunes
waves pounding the beach
|Dune (part 1) Frank Herbert cover
Let me tell you a little bit more about this beautiful series of novels by Frank Herbert:
|Virginia Beach Dune
scraped with yellow light
of sunset showers
following the contours
of desert dunes
the ups and downs
of curved sand
Three beauties ... Jane was really a great haiku poetess. Here is another one by her. I think this one is one of her best on dunes:
writing in dunes
It will not be an easy task to create haiku or tanka in the same brightness and beauty as the ones shared here by Jane, but ... I had to try.
hot summer day
seeking for relief and shadow
between the dunes
exchanging body fluids with the one I love
while seagulls cry
Hmm ... nice tanka I think. What is your opinion on this tanka?
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until July 28th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, cool, cool evening, cool wind (Suzushi,Ryofu), later on. For now .... have fun!