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!
Very much looking forward to next month, old friend. Many roads to retrace together...HamishReplyDelete