Sunday, March 22, 2015

Soaking Wet

Santoka Taneda (1882-1940)
Good day my friends and followers,

This is supposed my weekend off from my duties as a host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK), but ... a weekend without haiku isn't possible ... and while Jen of Blog It Or Lose It is being the host for CDHK this weekend I just had to respond on our Carpe Diem Special of today.
As you maybe know every month we have a featured haiku-poet at CDHK and this month that's Santoka Taneda. Taneda had a very special way of composing his haiku and I love to try that way too. His style than is now known as 'free-style' haiku and that means ... no classical rules even no kigo (seasonword) or the 5-7-5 syllables structure.

In today's Carpe Diem Special the following haiku by Santoka Taneda is our source of inspiration:

shigurete sono ji ga yomenai michishirube

soaking wet
I can’t read the letters
on the signpost
© Santoka Taneda

A wonderful haiku I think and a "real" Taneda as you can see ... no 5-7-5, no kigo, no kireji ... And now it's my task to write/compose a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one by Taneda. So here is my attempt to write a "free-style" haiku like Santoka Taneda.

Credits: muddy path
I think this has become a nice haiga and the haiku I composed is very much in tune with the "free-style" of Santoka Taneda. And as you can see I haven't used a kigo, kireji or 5-7-5 syllables.

See you later ....

2018 July Re-published it on Carpe Diem's Summer Retreat 2018