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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)
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