Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #17


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at CDHK's Tan Renga Wednesday. First I have to apologize for not publishing. It's still busy with Covid here at work and with the "cleaning out" of my Mom's home, so I hadn't time to publish ... ofcourse that makes me sad, but ... well I can't help it.

I promised back in July that I would publish our Tan Renga Wednesday as an extra feature, so today I have a wonderful haiku for you to work with. The goal is to add the 2nd stanza of the Tan Renga that has two lines of approx. 7-7 syllabes. 
At the moment we have a heat wave here in The Netherlands with temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and a very moist air, so it's really hot here. So for this Tan Renga Wedensday I have chosen a haiku themed "heat wave". Here is the haiku to work with:

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

© Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958)

A wonderful haiku to work with I think. Have fun!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 17th at 10:00 PM (CEST). You can add your submission through the linking widget below (our CDHK logo).

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Carpe Diem Extra August 1st, 2020 update

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As you all know the plan was to publish every day after the corona crisis, but as you have experienced, that plan didn't work. At the moment I am very busy, not only at work, but also in private. Last Monday July 27th, I started to clean up the house of my mom. It's sad but she is becoming more confused and her dementia is starting to become worse. It's not possible anymore for her to return to her own home, so we are cleaning her house to give our youngest son the opportunity to start his own life.

It is a sad and very emotional time for me (and my family) so I cannot follow the plan I had to publish on a daily base. I hope that you all are understanding this. It is just not possible to hold on to my promise. It really makes me sad ...

fading away more and more
she ... a child again

© Chèvrefeuille, your host

Have a great weekend.