Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita's "actors we all are, she said "

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Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's a sad idea, but today is our last CD-Special of this month. I have introduced a great Dutch haiku poetess to you and I think I have shared wonderful haiku (and tanka) written by her. So today her last haiku for your inspiration ... no I think I share a tanka written by her. This tanka is in my opinion a real beauty and very strong in images ...

Hito wa mina/onore o utsusu/ kagami nari/mina sariyukuyo to/emishi hito wamo
Actors we all are, she said
mirrors to reflect
each other
We all leave the stage, she said
and left a smile in mine

© Fuyuko Tomita

Did I say to much? A beauty isn't it. As you all know I am not that good in writing tanka and therefor I will not respond here with a tanka or a haiku. I just will sit, lean back and see how you all are going to respond ... maybe I will become inspired at least.
This was our last CD-Special and I am already looking forward to our next month's featured haiku poet, a contemporary of Shiki, who has written a lot of haiku ... and I hope you all like him as much as I do.

Fuyuko Tomita
This CD-Special is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until February 28th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, House (at Auvers), later on.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting choice for a tanka - and one can see the huge difference between tanka and haiku, following Jane's criteria.