Friday, November 9, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #58 Quest For A New Masterpiece "autumn"

!! Open for your submissions next Sunday November 11th at 7:00 PM (CET) !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Time flies. It feels that time is fleeing faster than ever, but that's just a feeling I have. As you all know at the end of October (25th to be precise) the hospital were I am working has gone in bankruptcy. A time of uncertainty became part of my life as I have never felt earlier in my life, but ... what a joy I felt as I got a new job as an oncology nurse in a University Hospital in Amsterdam. I will start with my new job on December 7th and I am excited, because it's an opportunity once in a lifetime to get a job inwhich I can grow further. My new job gives me the opportunity to become a hematology nurse.
You all will understand that I am happy with how things have gone.

Okay back to our weekend meditation. This weekend I love to challenge you to go (again) on a quest for a new masterpiece. We have done that a few times earlier here at CDHK and you all did a great job.

This month our theme is "the leaves are falling" or autumn and so your new masterpiece must be an autumn haiku or autumn tanka. To create a masterpiece you have to "play" with the classical rules as we know them: Let me give you those rules again:

A moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water;
a seasonword (or kigo);
a cutting word (or kireji);
nature and man as part of it;
5-7-5 syllables (for haiku) and 5-7-5-7-7 (for tanka);
a deeper spiritual meaning (for haiku) and love (for tanka);
interchangeable first and third line (for haiku) and a pivot between the two "tanka-stanza".

All classical rules for haiku and tanka and maybe you can bring in one of the 'haiku writing techniques' or 'tanka writing techniques' I introduced to you here at CDHK. It's a lot to deal with to create your masterpiece, so a tough weekend-meditation this week.

Well ... a nice (but tough) challenge this weekend meditation. This weekend-meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday November 11th at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 18th at noon (CET). Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that everything turned around so fast and well - fortune and luck has blessed you - and may it continue to be so. :) It's clear and obvious that you are excited by the new prospect - and certainly, to further expand and grow in your field, to learn new skills etc. is an amazing opportunity! how wonderful and I pray that you will rise to meet all the new challenges that come your way (actually, I have no doubts in my mind that you will). Peace - and maybe you can catch your breath now, at least for a few beats. Namaste