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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 15th 2017

The Rubaiyat

Dear friends of MLMM,

What a joy to host a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … I am so glad that I changed the idea of Heeding Haiku With … with giving you the choice to create a haibun or haiku inspired on a given theme. I think that makes Heeding Haiku With … more “open”. This week I have a nice challenge for you. Maybe you know that I am also hosting Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai this month it’s all about “The Rubaiyat” by Omar Khayyam. Khayyam was a 12th century Persian poet and scholar. He created a lot of quatrains, more then 2000, but in his “The Rubaiyat” FitzGerald has gathered around 100 quatrains.

I love to challenge you to create a haibun or haiku inspired on one of the quatrains extracted from “The Rubaiyat”. The haibun may have a maximum of 150 words (including the haiku) and the haiku has to follow the classical rules like for example the 5-7-5 structure and the use of a kigo (or seasonword).

With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sow’d the Seed:
Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

Have fun!

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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.

One comment on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 15th 2017

  1. Henrietta Watson
    November 15, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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