Tag Archives: Winter

A Cold Night Of Stars

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~ Looking at Stars  (posted by Sumana) “Are you a star gazer? If not better be one and gift us a few lines about your experience.” “We are all in the gutter, but some of … Continue reading

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“trees naked and white”

Written for:  The Twiglets #132 – “trees naked and white” When trees are bone-bare in cold air of Winter twigs snap frail forms. Torso of the Sycamore is smooth year round, as bark strips fall and scatter. Yet in Summer, … Continue reading

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“moonlit night”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) Moonlit Night by Masaoka Shiki “Today I have chosen a haiku by Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902). Shiki was the poet who gave haiku its name and he brought haiku into the 20th century. … Continue reading

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colors of winter

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1658 – Tan Renga Challenge May 2019 (5) “Windy Gusts” Akutagawa Ryunosuke A Japanese writer active in Taisho period Japan. He is regarded as the “Father of the Japanese short story”, and is noted for his … Continue reading

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Seasoned Evenings

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 26 For today’s prompt, write an evening poem. A poem about or during the night. Or take evening a completely different direction and think of evening the score or making … Continue reading

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cold iron

Written for:  The Twiglets #116 – “like cold iron” She lay down next to him; his arm felt like cold iron. Sky was a sheet of cold iron winter before the storms began. Winter, for a child, is frosty fun. … Continue reading

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hawk

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1595 –  Hawk (taka) “As we talk about classical haiku than the use of a kigo (seasonword) is one of the classical rules next to the 5-7-5 syllables-structure, a cuttingword (kireji), a moment as short as … Continue reading

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moving quilt

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1591 quilt (futon) “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 … Continue reading

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Buson’s Memorial Day

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1587 Buson’s Memorial Day (busonki) (January 17th) “Today it’s January 17th and that is Buson’s Memorial Day (or busonki) and it’s also a classical kigo for winter. So according to the meaning of this day … … Continue reading

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last leaf

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1586 withered leaves “Withered leaves” is our modern kigo for today’s episode. It’s taken from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku” section: winter, subsection: plants. A wonderful modern kigo to work with I think so no … Continue reading

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