My first post on my new blogging home. How perfect that it's a response to one of the prompts from the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Responding to CDHK prompts was one of my favorite activities at my old blog and CDHK is one of the reasons I have decided to keep having a blog at all.
It's also fitting that the prompt is this particukar haiku by Issa:
do not also the petals flutter down
just like that?
Impermanence. That fuzzy edge where love and loss meet. These themes have been obsessions on my blog. And Issa is a master at depicting such moments.
There's something striking about today's prompt haiku, though--its direct address to the reader. It feels nontraditional. More modern. And yet it certainly does have the classical haiku impact, drawing the reader into a single moment.
This haiku also reminds me of one of my favorite non-haiku poems, Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay. I guess it's the image of petals falling down.
Well. What a challenge. Here's my try at something similar in spirit.
one big breath out and
now it's seeds on the wind
Ugh, that makes me think of that Kansas song. Oh well best I can manage today.
like an apple