Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the penultimate episode of April 2019. This month I took a week off and I enjoyed it. This month we have explored modern and classical kigo for spring and today I love to challenge you with a modern kigo extracted from Jane Reichhold's modern saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku".
Today I saw the cherry petals fall from the Sakura in my backyard and that brought me the idea to give you a modern kigo related to that event ... cherry petals.
And here is an example (or two) extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku" with this modern kigo:
a long journey
some cherry petals
begin to fall
cherry petals float to earth
in the sound
© Jane Reichhold (taken from: "A Dictionary of Haiku".)
Two beauties I think. Both give tribute to Jane, because she was one of the best modern haiku poets I have ever known. She was renown all over the globe and was once my co-host here at CDHK. She is still missed dearly, but I know her spirit is dwelling here at our wonderful Haiku Kai.
rustles through the cherry trees
it seems to be snowing
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 5th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our last episode of April later on. Next month it's Tan Renga Challenge month and I hope you all will join in again to create this wonderful small chained verses.