This blog is about haiku. A classical haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables. Chèvrefeuille (the pseudonym of Kristjaan Panneman, a Dutch haiku poet) however writes his haiku in the Kanshicho-style. In the Kanshicho-style the classical syllable count isn't used. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), a haiku poet, wrote his haiku in Kanshicho-style for several years, but he returned to the classical way of haiku writing. !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!.
Maybe you know this haiku or maybe you have read it elsewhere, but I have great and nice memories to this first English haiku ever written by me. It was published several times and it also was translated in several other languages.
For this new submission for the Carpe Diem Summer Retreat I have written a new one. That new haiku I will share hereafter, but it brought that first English haiku in mind, so I just had to share that haiku here with you also.
a tiny corner of the
mansion's backyard blooming ice flowers