Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As we have almost our first anniversary, next October, I love to introduce a new feature. As you all know and can read in Carpe Diem Lecture 1 haiku has a long history. It also has strong rules as e.g. the 5-7-5 syllables count and the use of a kigo (seasonword). As you all know I am not a big fan of those classical rules and I know that several of you also don't have that, but ... haiku is a classical form of poetry with strict rules and so I thought "Maybe I have to go back to the roots of haiku".
This new feature "Carpe Diem goes back to it's roots", is the way to go back of the roots of our beloved haiku. So in this feature you have to use the classical rules as meant in the Lecture I referred to. I will not give a prompt or something in this new feature, but what I like to do is give you the name of a season. As you maybe know in ancient Japan they had 5 seasons, New Year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. So this month is the classic month to go back to the roots of haiku with all haiku written about autumn or referring to autumn.
What a colorful photo ... really a Japanese autumn. This can be a source of inspiration, but you don't have to use the photo. Just write your classical haiku right from your heart. Have fun ... go with me on a time-travel back to the roots of haiku.
everywhere I look around -
raindrops fall one by one
Awesome I love this haiku ... don't ask me how much time it cost to write it, but I am glad that I succeeded in the goal to write a classical haiku as is meant in this new feature.
Have fun, be inspired and share your classical haiku with us all here at Carpe Diem and go with us back to the roots of haiku.
This prompt will stay on 'till September 30th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post a new episode of Carpe Diem goes back to it's roots later on that day.