Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Carpe Diem #1610 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (14) changing of the robes

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode in our CDHK Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019. Today I have a nice haiku by another classical haiku poet for you to work with. By the way this will be a short episode just because of lack of time. So I will give you only the haiku to work with.
Today I will give you a haiku created by Shiba Sonome (1664-1726) Shiba Sonome was a Japanese zen poet. She was an acquaintance and friend of Matsuo Bashō, and their correspondence is a treasure of zen and haiku history.

Sonome was known for her poetry, which possessed a frank and immediate sense of purpose.

Shiba Sonome

Here is the haiku by Sonome to work with:

changing of the robes -
deliberately I go to the neighbour
to hold her child

© Shiba Sonome (Tr. Gabi Greve)

(By the way: the caption brings you to an older episode of CDHK about Sonome)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until February 26th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!

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