Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Carpe Diem #1783 a bell resounds ... Shiki's "shasei"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new (somewhat delayed) episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to write and share haiku (or other Japanese poetry form) with the world.
This month it's mostly about haiku, as the theme says "Never Change A Winning Team", because haiku was my first goal as I started with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai back in 2012. So today I have a few haiku to inspire you to create new haiku.

For today's episode I have chosen a few haiku by Masaoka Shiki, one of the "big-five" haiku poets. The given haiku are for your inspiration and I hope you will be inspired to create new haiku.


sketching from life —
eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins

i bite into a persimmon
and a bell resounds —

© Masaoka Shiki

* Both haiku are examples of Shiki's "shasei" ("sketch from life")

Horyu-ji (Buddhistic Temple)

Let the given haiku inspire you to create new haiku and share it with us all here at our Haiku Kai. If you want to read more about "shasei"? Than click HERE.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 25th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

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