Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today our prompt is charcoal (Sumi) it's a typical winter kigo. Several haiku poets used it in their haiku e.g.:
This one written by an anonymous poet
the charcoal vendor
makes other people warm -
his own body cold
|Credits: Charcoal Vendor by Steve Goodman|
Or this one written by Issa:
after getting up
I hear a crow -
starting my charcoal fire
or this one, also by Issa:
in a flash my home's
dressed to the nines ...
morning's charcoal fire
And what do you think of this one written by our Special haiku master Buson:
some charcoal I received -
a spring chill
All wonderful haiku on charcoal (sumi), but now I have to write a new one for this episode of Carpe Diem hm let me think ...
warms the hands of skaters -
Ah! that winter cold
a charcoal drawing
in the tokonoma
Koan of Life
This prompt will stay on 'till December 8th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new prompt Tea Flowers (cha no hana) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
Have fun, be inspired and share your creativity with Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme. Namaste.
Ah skating, you make me long for skating season. But not until after new year probably. Wonderful prompt and haiku.ReplyDelete
This post brought up memories of my youth and the charcoal used to heat the homes in Wisconsin, USA. The coal was delivered to a chute into the basement and my mother would complain bitterly about the dust.ReplyDelete
I guess charcoal made hard work for both the husbands and the wives in several ways.
Thank you for this prompt...interesting post.
I recall the coal stove in my grandmother's house but it did not inspire meto poetry. Instead, I used another image from a long-ago bonfire ice-skating party I attended! Great fun!ReplyDelete
Wonderful post ~ your haiku seem to get better and better ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka 'artmusedog' ^_^ReplyDelete
Nice topic again. I'm still wondering about the tokonoma calligraphy (一期一令).ReplyDelete
It got my creative juices flowing again, thank you, I needed some relief from all the stress of dealing with a very sick mom.. Gonna try to get caught up here and I'll try to visit you all at last! It's been a while!ReplyDelete