Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new month of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to write and share haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms. Last month we were exploring Persian poetry through the beautiful poems by Rumi, Hafiz and Saadi. It was a wonderful month and I liked creating it for you.
reaching for the early light of the sun -
birds praise their Creator
all classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring;
following the classical rules of haiku:
# 5-7-5 syllables structure (or 5-7-5-7-7 syllables structure for tanka)
# the use of a kigo, a word that points towards the season in which the haiku (or tanka) was written
!! all classical kigo used this month I have extracted from the kiyose - collection of season- words in Japan !! (this list you can find on: kiyose - collection of kigo )
# the use of kireji or cutting words, in western languages similar with interpunction signs
# a deeper spiritual meaning
# No Self, avoid personal or possessive pronouns (I, me, my); it's an experience not how the poet feels about it.
# interchangeability of the first and thrid line
To me this month will be very challenging, because I am not that a fan of the classical way of creating haiku, but of course I will try to do it myself, because I cannot ask it from you if I don't try it myself.
And there will be the new Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2017 that starts on April 15th at 10:00 PM (CET) and will run to May 15th at 10:00 PM (CET). This time I have chosen for the following theme for this Summer Retreat "Unconditional Love" ... I am really looking forward to this new Summer Retreat, that nice period of 30 days creating a haiku or tanka themed with "unconditonal love" every day.
|Logo CDHK Summer Retreat 2017 "unconditional love"|
3. frist day of spring
4. spring equinox
6. hazy moon
7. "weekend-meditation": Universal Jane
10. unmelted snow
11. burning fields
13. spring wind
14. "weekend-meditation": Namasté
18. white sake
20. cherry blossom
21. "weekend-meditation": Universal Jane
24. theme-week: andromeda flowers
25. theme-week: akebia blossom
26. theme-week: butterbur
27. theme-week: acanthopanax
28. "weekend-meditation": Namasté
I think a nice month is ahead of us. Look at all those beautiful classical kigo ... amazing don't you think so? I am looking forward to this month. Have fun!
nature is in full bloom -
Chèvrefeuille, your host
|Chèvrefeuille, your host|