Friday, June 1, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #35 Troiku Challenge "summer solstice"

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday June 3rd at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the first CDHK weekend-meditation of this month and summer 2018. I have created a new logo for this special weekend feature and I have chosen a few new "challenges". In this first weekend-meditation of June 2018 I have chosen to challenge you to create a Troiku, that creative way of haiku-ing. (more about Troiku above in the menu).

Maybe you can remember one of our last episodes of "crossroads". I challenged you to create a so called "fusion"-haiku from two given haiku and to create a Troiku with your "fusion'-haiku. I was glad to see that you liked that challenge, so that's the reason why I choose "Troiku Challenge" for this weekend-meditation.

I will give you two haiku to create a "fusion"-haiku with and to create a Troiku from that "fusion"-haiku. For this first "Troiku Challenge" I have chosen two haiku created by myself (how immodest).

Shinto Summer Solstice at the Wedded Rocks

between the wedded rocks (*)
the sun rises to her highest throne
summer solstice

mountain stream
the ice has melted - dances in the sun
crystal waterdrops

© Chèvrefeuille

(*) Meoto Iwa, or the Loved one-and-loved one Rocks, are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and are considered sacred by worshippers at the neighbouring Futami Okitama. According to Shinto, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami, Izanagi and Izanami. The rocks, therefore, celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. The rope, which weighs over a ton, must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony. The larger rock, said to be male, has a small torii at its peak.
The best time to see the rocks is at dawn during the summer, when the sun appears to rise between them. Mount Fuji is visible in the distance. At low tide, the rocks are not separated by water.

And now it is up to you to create a "fusion"-haiku and with that "fusion"-haiku a Troiku. Have a wonderful weekend full of inspiration.

This episode is open for your submissions next Sunday June 3rd at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until June 10th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new regular episode later on. I hope to publish our new prompt-list also later on. For now ... have fun!

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