Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What joy it was this revived Vision Quest. It was a joy to create it and a joy to read your responses. Today is the last day of our "revived" Carpe Diem Vision Quest. For this third day I have a nice haiku by Issa for you. I love the haiku written by Issa, they are beauties and sometimes written in a childlike way ... but isn't that what we need? That child inside has to come to life again, it makes us more open for the beauty of nature .... seeing nature for the first time like a child that sees (for example) snow for the very first time. That's what haiku needs I think, that's what "living in the moment" means. Everything we experience, notwithstanding how often we have experienced it, we experience for the the first time ... seeing it like a child.
|Enjoy it like children|
naku na mushi damatte ite mo ichi go nari
don't sing, insects!
observe a period
© Kobayashi Issa
Imagine the scene Issa describes ... would it be possible? Just a small moment without the song of insects, that deep silence ... that's a feeling .... everlasting.
resonates through the street
Can you imagine the scene? Look at it like a child ... isn't that awesome?
This third (and last) day of our "revived" Carpe Diem Vision Quest is NOW OPEN for your submissions. You have to respond within 24 hours, because than you "learn" the essence of haiku (only haiku) ... that one moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. Thank you for participating in this Vision Quest.