heart open

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1578 Amaryllis (modern kigo)
“This month we will explore the seasonwords (kigo) for winter. A kigo is a word that indicates the season in which the haiku scene was seen. This month I will try to inspire you through modern and classical kigo for winter. Today I have chosen a nice modern kigo (taken from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku”) … Amaryllis.”


Here are a few haiku themed “Amaryllis” created by Jane Reichhold:

the amaryllis bud
already red

low-slanted sun
in the red amaryllis
turning on lights

© Jane Reichhold (taken from the online version of “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Here is my attempt: 

hearts open
bleeding red in winter
blooming amaryllis


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to heart open

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Sarah, I like this, too.


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