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Saturday, September 13, 2014

"A Crow Passes"

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #5, 
Kishu's "a crow passes"

This week Chèvrefeuille has chosen a haiku by a not so well known haiku-poet named Karakoromo Kishu (1743-1802).

[...] "The fall of the year is not merely the fall of the leaves but the fall of the vital powers in all natural things including man. We feel it ourselves and are thus and thus only able to see it in things outside." [...] (R.H.Blyth)

aki no kure  karasu mo nakade  tori keri

an autumn evening;
without a cry,
a crow passes

© Kishu

The goal of CD's "Sparkling Stars" is similar to our regular CD-Specials: write a haiku inspired on the given one and in the same mood, sense and spirit as that given one. So to write an all new haiku ... you need to become one with the scene and the feeling it gives you ... be part of the scene ... live the scene and become inspired.

the moon reflects in the pond
this autumn evening - deep silence
the rustling of leaves

© Chèvrefeuille

©  Janice Adcock

rooftop crows gather
silently watching her walk
only cane clicks

©  Janice Adcock

gentle rain falling
quiet drops muffling noise
icy crow stares

©  Janice Adcock

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