Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We have had our first snow fall last night. It was just a thin layer of snow, but it was awesome and it made me happy. Today we had that "clear sky between snowfall, yukibare, our prompt for today. I don't know if we will have more snow, but as I do believe our prompt for today yukibare (clear sky between snowfall), than we will have more snow to come. We will see. Temperature is dropping beneath zero, so maybe there is a small change that we can skate at the end of this week ... and maybe we will see more snow coming ... time will tell ...
This episode was not easy to create. I have spend a lot of time to find a few examples of haiku inwhich this classical kigo is used. Finally after a while I found some background on this kigo and a few haiku to make it somewhat clearer what this kigo means.
And here are a few examples of haiku in which yukibare is used:
Mt. Fuji soars
into the clear skies
© Shinya Ogata
|Credits: Yukibare painting by: Kawase Hasui 1944|
blue sky after snow
a time when milk cow’s breast
a smell of the kaolin* laid
in the open air
spending the day watching
the clear blue sky
Takano Mutsuo (1947 - ) (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 20th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, beach, later on.