Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new week of our wonderful Haiku Kai. February is running towards its end, so we have only a few days to go this week to conclude our wonderful Love Month. It was a wonderful month full of love in all its beauty.
Next month I hope to take you all on a trip to Shikoku Island, that wonderful island with its 88 temples, the Shikoku pilgrimage is for Buddhists what the pilgrimage to Mecca is for our muslim citizens. Shikoku Island is a pilgrimage you have to do once in a lifetime ... Several years ago we also walked this pilgrimage along the 88 temples, but I think it's a wonderful reprise worth. But that's for next month.
|Shikoku Island (photo © Dorinser)|
Okay ... back to our Love Month. In this wonderful Love Month we have seen several kinds of Love, but as far as I can recall, we hadn't a prompt about animal love. So today I love to challenge you to create a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form about animal love, especially "kittens", but all other animals are okay too.
I found a nice haiku by Don Iannone ... he made it into a haiga:
Isn't it a beauty?
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 1st at noon (CET). Have fun!