Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are on a trip along memory-lane and today we are going back to November 2012, the last episode I posted then, was the first prompt for December 2012, so maybe I could have chosen another, but I like this theme as used today, because here in The Netherlands we have an Indian Summer or as we call it in Dutch "na-zomer".
Back in 2012 koharu was the first prompt at CDHK that was a classical kigo, or seasonword, a part of haiku that we cannot forget. In December 2012 all our prompts were classical kigo for winter and koharu (Indian Summer) was the first classical kigo I introduced. Why did I choose for those kigo then? I will try to explain that. As I started with CDHK I had a "silent" wish to share my knowledge about haiku, and the writing of haiku, with my visitors, you. So it was just a choice to introduce one of the classical rules of haiku ... the use of a kigo or seasonword.
|Autumn Flowers (image found on Pinterest|
in all kinds of colors
in the backyard
above the heath
points the way
|Indian Summer (credits)|
roses bloom again