Thursday, May 19, 2016

Making HAIKU and post cards

The day before yesterday  I hold an event at my house. It was "making Haiku in English and  a post card".
Three ladies came.

I served sweet black lentils which I made the day before yesterday to visit the garden of my friend, and, spiced mango jam my friend sent. Perfect! 

Every one made HAIKU
---- Haiku is the shortest poem in the world. It has only three lines and in Japanese it has 5, 7, and 7 syllables. In these lines people feel the poet's ideas and imagination. There is one important point about Haiku, it usually has KIKO, a season word.
KIKO is typical of Haiku. KIKO often expanded the reader's imagination.

There are my HAIKU.
Up up up   A Ferris wheel goes up   over the frying carps.
(People raise carp streamers to celebrate Japanese children day in May)
Thanks  Here is a strawberry with "very"
(Happy Mother's day)
At the garden   Enjoy soft breeze  With homemade rose pie

I sent these cards to some of my friends in foreign countries.
If you want such cards from me, please give me a comment.


Anonymous said...

I enjoy all the creative, social gatherings you do..something I think it perhaps unusual in Japan? Isn't "retirement" a wonderful time in your life to be able to do these things for yourself! It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive...or even large to enjoy a new experience and challenge with new and old friends. Good for you, are making wonderful memories and maybe inspiring others to do the same. Jan

Mieko said...

Thanks for leveraging a comment here, Jan. Probably Japanese (mainly) women are getting used to being taught or teaching, instead of sharing, exploring and enjoying together. I try not to be teacher just to be an organizer, though sometimes I am seemed to be a teacher.
Anyway for a while, ii pursue something to make myself enjoyable, not to make other enjoynable, to teach English is my job,, which is to make kids to be more interested I Englsih. ( well I was going to say to make their score higher, but it is too difficult)

And, it is really important I permanently pursue you.

Additionally Yuki also permanently pursuer nick's score.