Monday, October 30, 2017

Carpe Diem #1294 Twilight

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Well ... here it is our last episode of our celebration month. It was a joy to dive into the history of CDHK and I am glad that you all have celebrated this first luster with me. Thank you for your love and participation.

Our trip along memory lane brings us to our near history, because just recently (July 2017), we had this prompt "twilight", it was part of our month of modern and classical kigo for summer. As I was preparing this episode I realized myself that we also have done a renga-party "in the twilight" (the whole renga you can find HERE).

The above musical video is by Vangelis and is titled "Twilight". I couldn't 'handle' the idea that I had not a last musical video for your inspiration this month, so I just had to find a "twilight"-video. This one is created by Sidoreac George.

In this video a Japanese female recites a poem:

Hi ga Kureru
Sore wa Toki no Mahou
Asu Onaji Toki
Mata Chigau Mahou
Sore wa Iro ga Kaori ni
Kaori ga Iro ni Kawaru Toki
Soshite Kage wa Kagirinai
Ao ni Tokeru

And this is the translation of this poem:

The day falls into the twilight.
It is a magic of time.
The same time tomorrow,
there'll be another magic.
It is when colors turn to flavors,
and flavors turn to colors.
And it is when
shadows melt into deep blue....

© Vangelis
A wonderful poem I think. Maybe it helps you to find your inspiration ... awaken your muse.

in the twilight
silence deepens into mystery
last beam of light

© Chèvrefeuille

And an experimental haiku:


© Chèvrefeuille

A very experimental one, maybe I have to tell the scene behind it. A warm summer night, a clear bright sky, and the sweet perfume of Honeysuckle that arouses the senses.

Well ... this was the last episode of our celebration month and I hope you did like it. With this episode we will step into the next month too ... 

Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, a month full of quatrains and the challenge to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired by the quatrains of Omar Khayyam. Here is already the first verse of The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam:

AWAKE! For Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. Fitzgerald)

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 6th at noon (CET), I will try to publish our new episode, Bowl of Night, later on. For now ... have fun!

PS.: I have published a new episode at Haiku Shuukan you can find this weblog at the left side of our Kai.


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