Hello everyone! First of all, I want to praise each of you. All the haikus were absolutely beautiful.
This week I found out exactly how tough it is to be host. I loved reading every haiku and seeing what incredible ideas everyone had, but choosing just one haiku was really hard. The visuals helped me lot too and now I am able to understand their importance much better.
Three haikus out of 28 really got under my skin.
Dianne wrote a very interesting haiku:
Beauty of Springtime
New shoots and buds emerging
Colours Winter's grey.
Dianne managed to express the beauty of Spring and how this season brings color to the world, after Winter turned everything into a grey univers. It’s like having a canvas in front of you and all you have to do is to add color, turning it into a work of art. Unfortunately, no visuals accompanied this haiku but it impressed me anyway.
Next is Boxer:
Mongrel, origin unknown
To us, perfection
If anyone wonders why I liked this haiku, I can explain it in one word: Dogs! They are the most loyal and cute animals in this world, in my opinion. The difference between dogs and other animals is that they love their owner and they are loyal to him until the end. They offer their love without asking for nothing in return. The only thing they want is maybe a bit of love in return. Every dog is perfect and special in its own way no matter what breed it is.
A few years ago, the story of one dog really impressed me. Hachiko was an Akita dog and it belonged to a professor that used to travel a lot by train. The dog used to wait for him at the station every day. After a year, the professor died, but the dog kept on waiting for him at the station every day for 10 years. I think this proves how loyal dogs can be and this story made me appreciate dogs even more.
Another haiku that made me wonder why I have to choose just one winner is the one Moi shared with us:
Fractured limestone peaks
once obscured by ocean’s depths
now commune with sun.
I was drawn to this haiku because it shows a beautiful part of the world we live in that many don’t notice. The visual was outstanding and I could almost feel like I was there, seeing the greatness of the mountain and feeling the fresh air. It’s magical!
And now….The announcement everyone is expecting….This week’s Haiku Monday Winner is….
Congratulations everyone and thanks again for playing this week! :)