moving quilt

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1591 quilt (futon)

japanese quilt 2

Japanese Quilt

“We are exploring classical and modern kigo for winter and today I have a nice kigo for you … quilt (or futon). I think this one doesn’t need explanation. A quilt is a kind of blanket made of several patches of cotton and stuffed with fuzz or wool. I have sought for a few haiku on this prompt and found these:”

Written by Buson:

right to my bones
through the quilt pierces
the frost tonight

Or this one also by Buson:

with lantern in hand
taking out a heavy quilt –
a cold night!

“And what do you think of this one written by Issa?”

the cricket’s
winter residence …
my quilt


quilt up to my head
laying beneath the open window
this icy cold night

her old hands
sewing another quilt for me
my grandmother

this cold winter night
laying naked under my quilt
feels like summer

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

lump in the middle
moves up and down on cold night
dog under quilt seeks warmth

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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