Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sparkling Stars - "When the Peonies Bloom" - August 31, 2014

For Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

"It's my pleasure to publish an all new episode of our special feature "Sparkling Stars" in which I introduce haiku, masterpieces, by classic and non-classic haiku-poets. The goal is to compose a new haiku inspired on the given haiku, similar with our regular CD-Specials, but with the classical haiku-rules:
  • 5-7-5 syllables
  • a kigo (seasonword)
  • a kireji (cuttingword or punctuation)
  • a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
  • a deeper, spiritual, meaning
  • the first and third line are interchangeable
For this episode I have chosen a haiku by Kiitau, a not so well-known haiku-poet, who has written just one haiku as far as I know.

botan saite atari ni hana no naki gotoshi

when the peonies bloomed,
it seemed as though there were
no flowers around them

© Kiitau "  CD

peonies blossom
along the temple pathway -
eclipsing others

© G.s.k. '14


  1. have a lovely Sunday, enjoyed your haiku and the music also

    much love...

    1. Thanks ... I'm glad you enjoyed and had a splendid Sunday|

  2. "eclipsing others" is so beautifuly, Georgia and that Japanese garden in the video is so breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this, Cara! xx

    1. Merci ma Cher! I wish I had acess to a garden like that every day! How peaceful, glad you enjoyed it too with me.

  3. Beautiful, Georgia! They do make all others fade into the background don't they? That's a wonderful photo too.

    1. Yes they do and Kristjaan chose a beautiful photo! Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Oops! I just realized this is our host's peony flower. My bad!

    1. Not bad at all ... I really enjoyed his photo so decided to use it :-)

  5. Interesting how I read that different ants prefer different peonies and that the flower doesn't really need the insect - but they just help the process.

    When asked to write a piece that should mirror, I show the reflection :)


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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