Thursday, April 24, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #2, blossom

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's my pleasure to share with you our 2nd prompt for Haiku Shuukan, our new weekly haiku-meme.
I have written a lot of haiku about blossom and it always was a joy to compose them. So  I  hope that our prompt for today, for this week,will bring you all the same joy.

This week our prompt is blossom.

So have fun, be inspired and share your 'blossom-haiku' with us all here at our Haiku Shuukan.

in the backyard
the old Sakura has started to bloom
ah! what a joy

(c) Chèvrefeuille


This episode will stay on until May 2nd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will try to post our new episode, courtesan, later that day.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #1 Agony

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at this new creative weblog by Chèvrefeuille, a Dutch haiku-poet, named Haiku Shuukan. This is our first weekly prompt ''Agony'', not an easy one, but worth trying to write a haiku about. On this new weblog I will give every week a new prompt on Friday. Every episode will be open for a week to submit your inspired haiku and I will try to write/compose haiku myself on the given prompt.

Let's do some haiku-writing:

First the meaning(s) of agony:

+ extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering.
+ a display or outburst of intense mental or emotional excitement: an agony of joy.
+ the struggle preceding natural death: mortal agony.
+ a violent struggle.
+ Theology . the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.

Why this meaning(s) is (are) given? Well ... English is not my maiden language, I am from The Netherlands, so I don't know the meaning always.

Credits: Passionflower

As I look at these meanings I destilate from it a synonym namely "passion" and I love to use that word instead of agony. It's almost Easter and that story of Jesus Christ is known as The Passion ... so it looks very well for this time of year.

Here is my attempt to write a haiku on this prompt:

unconditional love
brought Him to the cross of thieves -
passionflower blooms

(c) Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Friday April 25th 11.59 AM (CET). Next week our prompt will be, blossom, a nice spring prompt. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Haiku Shuukan.



Welcome at my new weblog HAIKU SHUUKAN an all new weekly event to write haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry-form in which nature and the role of humans in it are main themes.
This new weblog is an evolving part of my other weblog(s) about haiku, a poetry-form, to which I am hooked. My name is Kristjaan Panneman, but as a haiku-poet known as Chèvrefeuille which means ''Honeysuckle''. At my other weblogs mostly my Carpe Diem Haiku Kai weblog I give a prompt every day to use for your inspiration to write haiku with.
It has come to my knowledge that there are several haiku-poets who have problems with writing on an every day prompt, so especially for them, but not only for them, I have created this new weblog HAIKU SHUUKAN. By the way ''shuukan'' is Japanese for ''week''.

Haiku Shuukan starts this week with the first weekly prompt ''agony'' not an easy one I think, but it's possible to write haiku with it. You can find that first weekly episode HERE.

I hope this weekly haiku meme will give a lot of joy and maybe ... if you like writing haiku and would love to try it on a daily base? Please feel free to visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai by clicking on the above link in deep-red.



Chèvrefeuille, your host

Chèvrefeuille, your host