Monday, January 25, 2016

Carpe Diem #904 Kazahana (snowflakes)

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
of snowflakes

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

© Chèvrefeuille

falling gently
fragile beauty

© Chèvrefeuille

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.

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