Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Awesome! You all posted wonderful haiku on our 'Special by Buson' and 'Charcoal'. I am so glad to see that Carpe Diem gives you the joy to write haiku and surely this month of Classical Japanese Kigo (seasonswords) isn't easy, even to me.
Today our prompt is Tea Flowers (cha no kana). Tea Flowers, or better Tea Blossoms, are wonderful and fragile and the flowers are also used to make tea. In Japan a large range of tea is consumed, but it's also used in a ornamental way.
A tea blossom or flowering tea can be an "arrangement of delicate tea leaves and freshly dried flowers that are hand sewn and dried into a ball shape. They are designed to unfurl into beautiful flower-like arrangements when steeped in hot water. They are usually prepared in a clear teapot, cup, mug or other clear vessel so that you can enjoy the performance."
As soon as you pour hot water into the clear mug with the blossom, it, well, blossoms right before your eyes. It's should be a beautiful sight!
|Tea Flowers or Tea Blossom as ornament|
It's was common to use this as we use bouquets of flowers on our table. In this way it's easier to write haiku on Tea Flowers. For example:
On Tea Blossom:
in tea blossoms ...
(c) Buson (?)
So let's go craft a few haiku on tea blossom/tea flower (cha no hana).
on the table
a ball of glass sprouting
yellow tea blossom
for a wedding gift -
Ah! What a sight.
Well ... to me this one wasn't easy to do, but I hope to read wonderful haiku on this prompt for today.
This prompt will stay on 'till December 9th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will publish our new prompt Winter Rain (fuyu no ame) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
Have fun, enjoy the read, be inspired and write your haiku for Carpe Diem.