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Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai. This month I have chosen the theme "Let The Sunshine In" and today our theme is "Heat Wave".
Here in The Netherlands we are expecting a "heat wave" next week, but today it's already very warm, around 25 degrees Celsius. To hot to work, but well ... as you all know I am a nurse, so I have to work, even when it is "crazy" hot.
after the summer heat raindrops kissing my naked body Ah! that coolness
Finally Summer has arrived at the Northern hemisphere and I am glad to find time to create a new episode in our wonderful Haiku Kai. It has been a strange time. The World is at stake and all around our wonderful planet we see still the results of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ofcourse there are several ideas according to this pandemic, but ... well that's not our business here at CDHK.
As you all know I am a healthcare worker and at the moment we have a small covid-19 outbreak again, not only our patients, but also a lot of my co-workers are suffering from it. So that's why I had again to less time to create a new episode. I had promised you to be back soon, but I don't think I can publish an every day episode of our Haiku Kai. Forgive please.
As you can "read" in our post-logo I have chosen the theme Summer 2022, Let The Sunshine In. That theme brought this wonderful song from the musical/movie "Hair" into my mind. A wonderful song that was created back in the sixties as the so called "Flower Power" was running. I really love this song it gives me a feeling of joy. And that ... JOY ... we need!
I remember that we had a "Light Retreat" back in 2014, a period of 30 days to create haiku or tanka themed "The Joy Of Light". One of the haiku I wrote for that retreat fits this episode so well I think.
thousand orange leaves counting my blessings every day - I light a candle
Well ... I hope I have inspired you to create haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 13th 10:00 PM (CEST). Have fun!
You can add your submission to the linking widget hidden in our logo below.