Tag Archives: Winter

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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icicles

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.” “I have … Continue reading

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January

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “January”  (posted by Kim) “There is an overall feeling of emptiness, which is reflected in the January skies: they are grey, there are no birds and, at the moment of writing, … Continue reading

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Sid Sycamore

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #224 – “Paint Me A Picture” “We’ve all heard the phrase, “A picture paints a thousand words.” We as poets know this medium very well. And we know the artistic terms: Portrait, landscape, still … Continue reading

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