Friday, December 21, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #64 Renga With Basho ...

!! Open for your submissions next Sunday December 23rd at 7:00 PM (CET) !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our special feature for the weekend. This weekend is the first weekend I have to work at my new job, so I am a little bit excited and nervous. Of course I have already worked there, but that was on weekdays and not in the weekend.

This weekend I love to challenge you to create a "Renga With Basho ...". So this weekend will be excited for you all because you all may create a renga with the master of masters ... Basho. I have selected six haiku by Basho all taken from Jane Reichhold's "Basho, the Complete Haiku".

Here are the six haiku to work with. Your task is to add the two-lined stanza between them with approx. 14 syllables. You can choose your own line-up.

cattle shed
dark sound of mosquitoes
in summer heat

the paulownia leaf
moves on the autumn wind
frost in the ivy

withering wind
is the fragrance still attached
to the late-blooming flower

Paulownia Tree
feeling holy
the tears that stain
fallen leaves

under a crescent moon
the ground is hazy
with blackwheat flowers

sweeping the graden
the snow forgotten
by the broom

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold; taken from "Basho, the Complete Haiku")

Six wonderful haiku to work with. It's up to you now to create your Renga With Basho ... make him proud.

This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday December 23rd at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 30th at noon (CET).

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