Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Carpe Diem #1788 In The Moonlit Night (Revise That Haiku)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai were we are "honoring" haiku, the most beautiful poem on Earth.

Today I love to challenge you to "revise" a haiku by one of the classical masters, Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902). Shiki was the haiku-master that gave haiku its name and he was the one that brought haiku into the 20th century.

Here is the haiku to "revise":

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

First Steam Train (Woodblock print)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 2nd at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. sorry, my link is wrong. can i do again, please? mari t.

    1. Yes sure you can do it again. But I can also do it for you.