in the middle of the night
New Year's Eve
Just an impromptu verse, maybe it fits with the "surprise theme".
Well it didn't fit the surprise theme, but I had to save this one for this day's challenge.
OK ... back to today's theme: describe with a haiku a Special day in your Life. Well ... let me look. I had to thought very deep to find a Special Day in my life. It did cost me some time, but I came up with the following Special Day.
I don't know the exact date, but I was very surprised to learn that a haiku of mine had gotten a honorable mention in the haiku-invitational (a haiku-contest) of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. This international success occurred in 2010. The following haiku was the one which got the honorable mention:
the cooing of pigeons
between blooming cherry trees -
the cool rain
I was, for sure, honored. I had never thought that one of my haiku could win something like a honorable mention. But it did. With this haiku my name as an international haiku-poet was set.
Another Special Day, was last year December 2011, when I got my copy of "Spasms of Life", an anthology of haiku and other Japanese poetry published by Wonder Haiku Worlds, an international website about haiku and other Japanese poetry. In that anthology eight haiku and one senryu composed by me were contributed. I was honored and proud to read my haiku in such a prestigious anthology. It dazzled me. After starting my second blog Basho Revisited I was asked to write essays about Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) for Wonder Haiku Worlds.
Just a few special days in my life. I am happy that my haiku are so well known and it makes me humble ... to see what my haiku can do with others.
I live with haiku
this short Japanese verse
makes me happy
so less words
to say a lot
haiku my life
haiku the air I breath
I am all haiku
See you tomorrow.