Monday, October 28, 2019

Carpe Diem #1771 Firefly ... Troiku-challenge

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new (somewhat delayed) episode of our wonderful Kai were we are celebrating our 7th birth day. Seven years ago I started CDHK just to give an opportunity to create Japanese poetry on a daily basis. As I started I hadn't one clou how long it would go on ... and look were we are now ... seven years later CDHK is still alive and kicking.

While we are celebrating our 7th birthday we honor the "small creatures" of Mother Nature and so today I have another "little creature" for you to work with. Today I have chosen for the "firefly", that small creature that is renown for its glowing behind.

I have found a wonderful haiku to work with. The goal this time is to create a Troiku with that haiku. More on Troiku you can find above in the menu. Troiku is a nice creative way of haiku-ing I invented back in 2012.


I have chosen a haiku by Buson to create your Troiku from:

longing for the grass
at the bottom of the pool
those fireflies.

© Buson

A beauty I would say. It's not a well known haiku by Buson, but in this one you can almost sense the hand of Buson is moved by Basho. That's an important thing, because at first Buson was not a "fan" of Basho's way of haiku writing, but later he started to write his haiku more and more modelled according to Basho's way of haiku writing.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 4th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new Tan Renga Wednesday episode later on. For now ... have fun! I am looking forward to all of your wonderful Troiku.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on 7 years of hosting Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Kristjaan! I've enjoyed the journey with you and "the family" here :)