Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first day of our new Carpe Diem Haiku Kai month. We have had a wonderful month full of Tan Renga Challenges (TRC) and it was awesome to create those challenges for you. In a way this last month we have done it really together and that makes me proud, humble and happy. I think our TRC-month has made our CDHK-bond stronger and that's awesome.
As I started with CDHK back in 2012 I couldn't have known that we would be here in 2016 alive and kicking. I am really a proud host and that's all through all of your energy. You all are giving me only positive energy and that gives me the strength to keep going. Thank you !
I love to look back for a while, just to contemplate .... how strong our CDHK-family has become.
you my dear friends I embrace -
shared by a bunch of haiku poets
from all over the world
a dark sky's lights dance
in the wolf's eyes
|Logo first CDHK-Theme Week|
Of course there was the discussion about publishing permission which resulted in the creation of a publishing policy, the most sad thing I ever had to do for CDHK. Through that discussion we lost a few great and gifted haiku poets, but that was their choice.
In March we tried our hand on writing haiku "In The Way of Basho", an awesome month in which we explored the Haiku Writing Techniques used by Basho (1644-1694) together with our beloved co-host Jane Reichhold. I first loved to create an exclusive CDHK e-book about this special month, but after that publishing discussion we had, I decided to don't create that e-book.
In April we had another special month in which we tried our hand on that beautiful art form Haiga (haiku and image), or Tank-art (tanka and image).
|Haiga by Chèvrefeuille|
As I started this Tokubetsudesu episode I already said that we have had a wonderful Tan Renga Challenges month and I will soon make an exclusive CDHK e-book, in which I have gathered all the posts and responses of this TRC-month, titled "Chained Together" available at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
To conclude this Tokubetsudesu episode in May we had another wonderful Theme Week in which we explored the beauty and strength of the Latifa Prayer.
Well ... I don't have something else to tell .... this Tokubetsudesu episode I looked back and I only can say:
"It was awesome!"
Chèvrefeuille, your host.
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|Chèvrefeuille, your host|