#344 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee & #frapalymo prompt 11 May 2015 ~ Haiku

I loved the fishy theme yesterday as it reminded me of the country that isn’t home anymore. But today off to new adventures:

( you can find the original German post here)

you have written wonderful huchen-poems! i don’t know if we can save the danube salmon from extinction this way, but at least we’ve done our little bit to make it more famous. and now we are building a huge bridge over the pond but towards the east. fish for me are always connected with japan and japan is connected with haiku.

therefore, it won’t be a surprise for you that the prompt for 11. May is: ” write a haiku“. I know we had this promo before ( more than once). But look at it that way: Some poets wrote haiku all of their life and only haiku and for us they are only once per #frapalymo. If though fish are protagonists of your haiku that’s up to you. Important is only the form as prompt.

and the small print: please let me know via email or Twitter, if you take part. then i can post the link to your blog/poem on Twitter. or post the link in the comments under the daily prompt post on my blog. hashtag for Twitter isΒ #frapalymoΒ and I amΒ @FrauPaulchen.

Suggestions for taking part in the English version of #frapalymo
1. read translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt here on Bee’s blog
2. write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo”
3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to
It already has become a multi-country/language project! Thanks!!!!!
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I have to admit I am not a fan of the 5-7-5 syllable count when it comes to haiku simply because the Japanese “On” is rather a sound than a syllable.
Therefore, my haiku follow these form parts:

~ Season word either in the beginning or in the end,
~ a place in nature and
~ human activity more or less juxtaposing the former.

I try to capture the so-called “haiku moment” which I have interpreted as an enlightened moment. You know: when you walk along a river, and it suddenly hits you how wonderful creation is or you suddenly know the answers to the universe. That sort of moment. Of course, that is not something easily done. But let’s just keep on trying

young oak leaves
~
I clear out last years thoughts
Β along the river

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