!! Open for your submissions next Sunday April 7th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new weekend meditation here at CDHK. This weekend I love to challenge you again to dive into your Poetry Archive. Choose a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetryform themed "rain" from your archive and share it with us all.
Maybe that poem has a special meaning for you and I love to hear that too ofcourse. After sharing your poem from your archive create a new poem inspired on your choice poem.
Ofcourse I also took a dive into my archives and I ran into a few rain haiku:
the moon hides
behind clouds while witches dance
begging for rain
ah! that coolness
raindrops on my naked body
hot Summer day
The above haiku I composed several years ago. We had a heatwave here in The Netherlands and we celebrated our holiday in our mobile home somewhere in our country. It was really hot and I was reading a novel by Paulo Coelho titled Brida. Brida is about a girl who is searching for a mistress or master to teach her about witchcraft. I created that first haiku inspired on Brida.
The second haiku created at the end of the heatwave ... finally it started to rain, but it was still warm, so I decided to go outside totally naked to feel the rain on my skin. It felt wonderful, but ofcourse after a while the coolness of the rain faded ... but that hot Summer Day I can still remember.
|Dancing In The Rain (Leonid Afremov)
Well ... I have to create an all new haiku ... so here is my new haiku themed "rain":
dancing around the fire
after a hot summer day -
Not as strong as I had hoped, but I like the painted scene in this one.
Now it is up to you. Take your time, you have the whole weekend to meditate and contemplate on the theme before you submit your poetry.
This episode is open for your submissions next Sunday April 7th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until April 14th at noon (CEST). Have a wonderful weekend.