Friday, April 27, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #30 Revise That Haiku ... Soen Nakagawa's "mountain peak"

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday April 29th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new weekend-meditation. It's time again to meditate and contemplate about revising haiku. This weekend I have two nice haiku written by Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984), maybe you remember him, because in our history (April 2014) we had a month in which we explored the beauty of his haiku in the Carpe Diem Specials.

Soen Nakagawa
Sōen Nakagawa  (1907 – 1984) was a Taiwanese-born Japanese rōshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. An enigmatic figure, Nakagawa had a major impact on Zen as it was practiced in the 20th century, both in Japan and abroad.

Here are the two haiku to revise this weekend:

one note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

snow on mountain peak
unfurls a Rainbow

© Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984)

This Weekend Meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday April 29th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until May 6th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our last episode of this month, desert, later on. For now .... have fun!

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