Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Carpe Diem #1708 midsummer rain

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

First I have to apologize for being late I had a busy day so I hadn't time earlier to create our new episode in this Summer Love month at CDHK. This will not be a long episode I only will give you the prompt to work with and your task for today.

Today I have another classical kigo for you to work with and create your haiku or tanka with. Today our prompt is "midsummer rain". Let me give you a small explanation of this classical kigo:

Midsummer Rain (classical kigo)

Midsummer rain (samidare). The Japanese says 'Fifth Month rain', based on the lunar calendar. Rather than translate 'Fifth Month' as May, since the Gregorian month is really June, we use the traditional English word for the period, which is near the summer solstice.

And now it's up to you to create a haiku or tanka with this classical kigo.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 29th at noon (CEST. I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!

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