Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Carpe Diem Romancing Haiku #3 first love

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Well ... haiku as a love poem ... it's not a renown way of writing haiku as a love poem, but I believe that haiku is one of the best poetry forms for love poems. That's the goal of this special feature ... creating love-haiku ... as once was tanka (or waka).

Let me give you a few examples of "love-haiku" written by classical and modern haiku poets:

the rainbow stands
in a moment
as if you are here.

© Takahama Kyoshi(1874-1959)

I want to see
and to meet you
with stepping on the thin ice.

© Mayuzumi Madoka(1962-)

wear loosely*
and meet the man
at the night of firefly.

© Katsura Nobuko(1914-2004)

*The way of loose wearing kimono meant trust a man.

As we have read above ... haiku can be used as a love poem ... and that's a real challenge. Have fun!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 9th at noon (CEST). Have fun ... take up the challenge to create a love haiku.

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