Dear Haijin, Visitors and Travelers,
As you know we are having a wonderful Carpe Diem month with classical Japanese kigo for Winter and we are busy in the last part of the month ... so our prompts are all of 'late winter'. With the prompt for today Icicles (tsurara) that's not completely true, because Icicles we see through whole winter, but well ... it's a kigo for 'late winter'.
I have found a wonderful haiku on 'icicles' written by Issa:
Well ... now it's my turn ...
at the gutter of the old mansion
green pine tree branches
looking like a Christmastree
This prompt will stay on 'till December 24th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new Carpe Diem Special by Buson later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
Have fun, be creative and share your haiku with Carpe Diem.
I will give the new Carpe Diem Special by Buson hereafter.
At the New Year's breakfast;
Millionaire as he is!
(*) 'Zoni' is a soup containing mochi (rice cakes), vegetables and other ingredients. To cook zoni was very expensive for the common people in the Edo period (1603-1868). To eat three bowls of 'zoni' at a time for breakfast was beyond all imagination of theirs.