!! I have published a new Haiku Shuukan episode !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome to the first episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai February 2018 in which we will go on a journey along the ancient Silk Road while we are reading Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha", a story about the quest for personal enlightenment following the you Brahman son Siddhartha.
To start this first episode of our journey along the ancient Silk Road I love to share a tanka about "silk". Silk was the reason of creating this Silk Road. Trading started on the Silk Road first with silk and later on with a lot of more products like pottery and spices.
|Albizzia Julibrissin (Silk Tree)|
in a soothing summer rain
trembling in silence
in a summer breeze
Of course the silk that was one of the highly things to trade along the Silk Road, wasn't the silk from the Silk tree, but the silk made from the cocoons of the silkworms.
Another one, a haiku this time, that in a way points us towards our theme for this month "Along The Silk Road":
fingertips discover silk road
|Our Logo for this month in which we will go on a journey "Along the Silk Road"|
I walk towards a caravanserai
to refresh my mind
|Along The Silk Road|