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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 24th 2019, something different


Yozakura (1640-1716)

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I love to do sometging different, as the title already says. How different? Well I love to challenge you to create a haiku or haibun inspired on a given haiku.

Let me tell you something about the haiku to work with and its creator. Maybe you are familiar with my own weblog Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK), maybe not. At CDHK I introduced several years ago an apprentice and contemporary of Matsuo Basho. This apprentice’s name is Yozakura (1640-1716). His first appearance at CDHK was back in September 2014. Yozakura, The Unknown Haiku Poet. Yozakura was an apprentice and good friend of Basho and he plays the head-role in a feuilleton I created at CDHK titled “Wandering Spirit”. Yozakura was, as Basho was, a wandering poet from Uedo and he has had a long life with a lot of ups and downs.

Here is the haiku for your inspiration:

spearflower berries
tempting the sparrows with their color –
graveyard in the mist

© Yozakura

I love to challenge you to create a new haiku inspired on this one or create a haibun (with a maximum of 250 words, including the poems) with it.

Have fun!

When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

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.

9 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 24th 2019, something different

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  2. weejars
    April 24, 2019

    For some reason my pingbacks aren’t working…, here’s a triple Haiku from me…


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  4. Jules
    April 24, 2019

    A mix of what was, might have been and is…
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  5. Suzanne
    April 25, 2019

    I’m only just getting back to writing haibun and haiku consistently again. Here’s my response to this prompt – https://beinginnatureblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/wandering-locally/


  6. Suzanne
    April 25, 2019

    Oh dear – I read the other contributions to this prompt and realised I had got it completely wrong. It’s been so long since I responded to these haiku prompts I have forgotten how they work. Please delete my link and accept my apologies. – Suzanne


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