Written for:  Carpe Diem #1585 – Icicles (tsurara)

“The prompt for today is Icicles (tsurara) and that’s a classical kigo for “late winter”, but in my opinion that’s not completely true, because Icicles we see through whole winter.”


Icicles (image found on Pixabay)

“I have found a wonderful haiku on ‘icicles’ written by Issa:”

night wind —
the shrine’s icicles
reflect the lights

© Kobayashi Issa

icicles hanging
at the gutter of the old mansion
sun’s reflections

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

series of pings
warm sun heats the earth, melting
icicles break on ground


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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