Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you all know I try to organize every season a so called "retreat" and I love to do this again for autumn 2017. Maybe you think ... "why now already an autumn retreat, it's still summer", well as I started to do these Retreats I thought to do the retreats around the middle of the season before the season of the retreat. In this case that means, that this Autumn Retreat starts on July 15thand will end on August 15th.
This year's autumn retreat I have titled "departure", because I associate autumn with departing and "letting go" or releasing. Nature is saying goodbye to summer with an awesome fire works of beautiful colors and celebrates that nature's going into hibernation ... to become alive again after the cold and dark winter.
This year's Autumn Retreat is about "departure" and I hope to read wonderful haiku and tanka. The Autumn Retreat 2017 starts July 15th at 10.00 PM (CET) and runs until August 15th 10.00 PM (CET). The goal is to create / write a haiku or tanka every day, for 30 days, themed "departure".
To give you an idea .... here are a few poems I created with this theme "departure":
And a troiku, more about this form you can find above in the menu:
walking on the heath
feeling one with a Shepherd
in contact with God (*)
in the light of the full moon
laying down in the meadow
the River of Heaven (**)
the scent of autumn
feelings of departure and loneliness
tears in the puddle
(*) Inspired on the Shepherd boy in The Alchemist of Paulo Coelho
I hope I have inspired you to participate in this Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Autumn Retreat 2017 "departure" ... 30 days of creating haiku and tanka every day.