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 !!!.
During lack of time it wasn't possible to publish every day lately, so my excuses for that. As you all know at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai the Winter Retreat is running. 30 Days writing every day a haiku or tanka themed "find the silence".
Here is my new submission for the Winter Retreat 2016:
rustling leaves telling stories from all over the world the silence deepens
I am on the nightshift and that means that I have not enough time to write for this or my other weblog. However ... a haiku in which the theme of this Carpe Diem Winter Retreat "find the silence" is used must be done.
I love writing haiku (or tanka) and it's really a joy to create haiku (or tanka) on a daily base. So I just had to do it.
Today I have a nice tanka for you, maybe you have read this one already on one of my other blogs, but as I stated above ... I don't have time enough. This one is from my archives:
in deep silence willow leaves fall -
tears on this grave
as the willow is green again
another year has gone
The Carpe Diem Winter Retreat is almost a week running and I have already read wonderful haiku and tanka inspired on the theme "find the silence". I am grateful that so many of you have found the way to the Winter Retreat ... thank you.
the colorful sky at sunset -
Another day to create a haiku or tanka for the Winter Retreat of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. For this Winter Retreat, the theme is "find the silence" ... and as you maybe know I have written a lot of haiku themed "silence", it is one of my favorite themes for my haiku (or tanka).
Here is my new haiku for the Winter Retreat:
alone on the beach only the cries of seaguls - breathing silence