Saturday, July 21, 2012

Haiku Heights, Meaning (#154)

Inspired by the theme at

Good day visitors, poets, haijin and every one else,

This week was a busy week. I had to work several days and I have started to write a new novel (in Dutch by the way). So I hadn't much time to surf on the WWW and look after my own websites (weblogs) and those of my Haiku friends.

Also I hadn't time to look on Leo's weblog "Haiku Heights", if I could find the time than I had earlier posted a new haiku for Haiku Heights. This weeks theme is Meaning not an easy one, but I have to try of course (smiles). Meaning? What's meaning? Is this about e.g. the meaning of life or the meaning of writing haiku?

I write haiku since the late eighties and I love it very much. To me writing haiku brings a bit more meaning to my life. In the early 21th century I became Internationally known as a haiku poet ... from that time on I only write my haiku in English. English isn't my maiden language so sometimes I have to search the WWW for synonyms and meanings of the English words. So I thought that I had to search for the meaning of Meaning, but I don't think that's necessary. So here I go. 

I think not the theme is difficult, but the form ... Haiku Heights prefers the classical haiku form 5-7-5 so that's making it difficult for me, because I write my haiku in the Kanshicho-style in which the classical syllable count isn't used, but ... well I have to try (smiles)

the meaning of life
being here in Mother Earth's arms
sharing my love

sharing my love
with all the other haiku poets
the meaning of life

Maybe ... 'till next week ....



joanne said...

that's very touching....thanx

Diana Teneva said...

Nicely written! I love it!

Sri Valli said...

You have beautiful meaning of meaning...Lovely haiku!

Sri Valli said...

Thank you very much Kristjaan...You are the first person to add my button....Thanks again :)
Have a gr8 day!!
Happy blogging!

Grace said...

Very lovely haiku ~

vivinfrance said...

You've hit the nail on the head: the supportive network of poets really does add value to life's meaning.

Anonymous said...

i'm proud to share with you

Olympic Torch Senryu

Vaishali Jain said...

Awww that's so sweet! :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You've hit upon an important truth: In sharing, we find meaning.

Meaning in Shadows

Kathy Reed said...

You are very gracious, indeed!

Vinay Leo R. said...

beautiful.. I am glad to have you at my weblog, sharing your thoughts and love with haijin there. Thanks, Kris. :)

a clarification though :) I only ask that it stay below 17 in syllables.. not necessarily 5-7-5.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely words and meaning.


Mariya Koleva said...

a wonderful reach-out :-)
Hoping your novel will thrive and all things that keep you busy will bring you satisfaction and joy.
Best, M.