Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are exploring classical and modern kigo this month and today I have a nice classical kigo (seasonword) for you, Kazahana (snowflakes).
I was a little bit confused as I sought the internet for the translation of snowflakes, all translations gave another Japanese word for snowflakes except the website of Gabi Greve. So it wasn't easy to find a few nice examples of this classical kigo, but here are a few by Issa:
little straw mat--
the cat comes with a coat
snowflakes flitting down--
a winter solstice
© Kobayashi Issa
Two nice haiku I think to inspire you all. This time a short episode ... maybe it gives you all a little bit "space".
|Credits: The beauty of snowflakes|
cover the red roses
on a new grave
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until January 28th at noon (CET). I will (try to publish our next episode, a new Tokubetsudesu episode, later on.