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!




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