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 ....


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, wind chime

Also shared with: Haiku My Heart

Dear Haijin,

I am a bit late with this new episode of "Tackle It Tuesday", but I was to busy with other things and have just now (early evening 7.45 PM) have found time to bring up a new week's theme.

Several days ago I made a walk through my neighborhood and heard the sweet, meditative sound of a wind chime. I stood their for a while and felt the relaxing influence of it's fragile sound. So ... this weeks theme is "wind chime". 

Write a haiku (classical or non-classical) with wind chime as theme. Feel free to interpret the theme as you like it. It's all up to you. Just have fun, be inspired and enjoy writing your haiku.

Credits: wind chime
And of course a haiku of my own. Just written right now ...

evening walk
the sound of a wind chime
deep silence

This episode of Tackle It Tuesday will stay active 'till Tuesday July 24th 11.59 PM.

Enjoy and ... please leave a comment after linking. If you have an idea for next weeks Tackle It Tuesday ... feel free to mention it to me.

See you next week. I hope that I can be on time next week. Sorry again ... for the late post of this weeks Tackle It Tuesday.