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 !!!.
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Friday, July 15, 2016
Carpe Diem's Summer Retreat 2016 "One With Nature"
Good day dear friends and followers,
Maybe you know that I am the host of the daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai or else you know it now. At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai I have started the first Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Summer Retreat. This Summer Retreat will take 30 days and the goal is to write a haiku (or tanka) a day, so at the end of the Summer Retreat I will have created 30 new haiku (or tanka).
For this first edition of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Summer Retreat the theme is "One With Nature". As you maybe know haiku is known as the peotry of nature, so a lot of the haiku poets are living close to nature and respect the beauty of our Earth's nature.
This Summer Retreat will be awesome I think. So let's go ...
Here is my first haiku for the "Summer Retreat":
deep silence -
the sound of a fountain
and the song of birds
Well ... it has started ...
I am excited and I hope to read a lot of beautiful haiku or tanka themed "One With Nature".
Geplaatst door Chèvrefeuille op Friday, July 15, 2016
Labels: 30 days, Carpe Diem Summer Retreat, haiku, On With Nature
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I am entering your deep silence with great joy!
I am always fascinated by your study of sounds in nature, and how in reality they may be formed by our mind - the concept of a deep, or inner, or peaceful silence appears a few times in the haiku you write, or a silence in-between actions duch as raindrops. What is interesting here is how you make nature's "sounds magnify the silence. To me, there is meditation in this. Very nice.
I feel the balance in your words...tranquility
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