Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It’s time for a new episode of our CDHK-Shadow haiku-meme here at Carpe Diem Haiku Family. I had a very busy week and so I am a bit late with this new episode of CDHK-Shadow. This time I have chosen  the prompt “meadow” and I think it’s a great prompt. Of course you don’t have to use this exact prompt in your haiku, but there must be a reference to ‘meadow’ in.
Your haiku has to follow a few rules, because here at CDHK-Shadow the goal is to follow the classical rules of haiku. I will give them here again in short. If you would know more about the rules than you can visit our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai blogspot Lecture 1 

Here are the rules for a classical haiku in short:

1. three lines (5-7-5 syllables)
2. a kigo or seasonword
3. a kireji or cuttingword (interpunction mostly)
4. a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
5. a deeper (spiritual) meaning
6. lines one and three are interchangeable

And now it’s your turn to compose an all new haiku inspired on ‘meadow’, you don’t have to use the word itself, but there must be a reference to the word. Here is my attempt to write a classical haiku on ‘meadow’:

colorful meadow
sweet scent of flowering fields
the cool evening breeze

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Shadow is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until July 28th at noon (CET). Have fun!