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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille March 16th 2016

Dear friends of MLMM,

What a joy to create a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … for you all. I hope to inspire you this week to write a haiku based on a little story I will share here with you all. In a way we are writing a haibun together, but I deliver the prose part and you my dear friends may write a haiku towards it.

Here is that little story:

Imagine: A walk through the forest on a summer day. Birds are praising their Creator with their fragile voices. A warm breeze caresses the leaves, bringing them to a higher level of consciousness. Their rustling makes you relaxed and one with nature. Far away sounds of traffic making your experience even better. Then you walk onto a bright sunny spot in the heart of the forest, a plain spot of grass mixed with all kinds of colorful (field) flowers and there in the middle of that spot, you find a crystal clear pool with the most beautiful colored water-lilies. As you walk closer to the crystal clear pool you see a pair of deer. “Wow”, you think. “What a surprise”.

I think that every one of us will have another surprisingly beautiful experience, but how to catch it? Haiku is not just a “snapshot”, it has to be a sketch of the experience, an impression of the experience. The haiku is more a kind of resonance of the experience.

Your task for this week’s Heeding Haiku With is to write a haiku inspired on this little story I have told you. So as I wrote above “we are creating a haibun together I deliver the prose and you, my dear friends, are writing the haiku towards it”

Have fun!



About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

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  5. Miss Stacy
    March 17, 2016

    what a lovely prompt. almost feels like a guided visualization. i linked mine up. thank you for the beautiful, inspiring words! 🙂


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