Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Carpe Diem's Japanese Garden #2,

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I have finally found some more time to bring Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special back to life again. And I hope that you all will appreciate this weblog as much as I appreciate it while making it a success. A new episode of Carpe Diem's Japanese Garden is coming up.

Several months ago I introduced “Carpe Diem’s Japanese Garden”. This feature goes back to the roots of haiku and challenges you to go back to basic. The title of this feature is referring to the classic rules of haiku, but in this feature not all those classic rules have to be used, just a few of them.

Which rules you have to use here?
1. 5-7-5 syllables
2. A moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
3. A kigo
4. A deeper, spiritual meaning
5. And last, but not least, it must have a nature image

As the title already says ... it has to be something which can be seen in your garden, but in this case garden can be seen a bit broader, because you also may use an image from a park in your neighbourhood or e.g. a park such as Yellowstone Park.
Here is my new haiku for CD's Japanese Garden: 

gurgling valley stream
can't resist your lovely song -
shadow of a Carp
© Chèvrefeuille

It's up to you now to share your thoughts with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special. Have fun, be inspired and share.
This episode of Carpe Diem's Japanese Garden is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 18th at noon (cet).