Monday, October 22, 2018

Carpe Diem #1527 Rustling Leaves (extreme haibun)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our festive 6th anniversary month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month all themes are following the alphabet and today we have arrived at the letter R. Today I have a nice challenge for you.

This episode I have titled "Rustling Leaves" and rustling we can use for spring and for autumn, so the whole world can easily sense the meaning of this theme. I love to challenge you to create an extreme haibun. What does that mean ... an extreme haibun?
Well let me tell you ... to create an extreme haibun I have a few rules you have to use:

1. Your haibun may have a maximum of 60 words (tenfold our 6th anniversary) including your haiku or tanka;
2. Your haiku or tanka has to follow the classical rules as you can find above in the Carpe Diem Lecture One (1).
3. Try to create your haibun with a lay-out of leaves (of course this rule is free to use, if you don't want to use this 3rd rule than that's okay.)

Rustling Leaves

I have tried to create a haibun titled "the voice of the wind":

"Listen, listen. Do you hear that mysterious sound? It's the voice of the wind, the gods are talking with us. Listen to the sound of the wind, the birds, the young leaves, listen with your heart not with your mind.
The rustling leaves have something to tell you ... do you hear them whisper?"

rustling leaves
the voice of the wind ... listen
"love each other"

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... it's just a small story, a small haibun and now it is up to you. Listen to the voice of the wind ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 29th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... just listen to the voice of the wind.

1 comment:

  1. First, I have to note - your Haibun and Haiku have moved me greatly Chèvrefeuille ~ literally, made me stop, catch my breath, and sink into a quiet silence, receptive and open, and I feel like a murmur - a soft rustling, of wind and cosmic energy -
    such an amazing gift, this - thank you.

    And then, I must say, I have offered 2 variations on "rustling leaves" - both extreme yes, and haiku - or my best efforts at such - but they are slightly "different" ---
    the leaves are done here - completely down - and it was snowing last night into this day - although it won't stay, so my mind is having a bit of trouble reveling in the rustling glory since it literally finished off before it all managed to get started.

    I hope what I have been inspired to write is still within the compass of "rustling leaves" ...