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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Carpe Diem #81, Nearly Spring (haru chikashi)
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What an awesome day I have had today. I had all my grandchildren visiting at my home ... really those Five kids are very busy, but I enjoyed it very much. Yes ... I am a granddad and I am proud on my grandchildren.
I already posted two new episodes of Carpe Diem and I stated that I publish the following episode on December 28th, but I am on a roll and so I publish our next Carpe Diem episode also today. I am sorry ... I can't help it ... haiku is my passion next to my work as an oncology nurse.
We are busy with kigo of 'late winter' and 'nearly Spring' is one of them.
my granddaughter points
little white flowers
at the feet of the snowman
waving goodbye to Winter
I love these small white flowers. Snowdrops meaning back to basic, stay strong on earth ... isn't it wonderful?
This prompt will stay on 'til December 29th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode later on today. That will be 'Withered Mums (karogiku)'. Have fun and enjoy writing your haiku and please share your wonderful verses with us all on Carpe Diem.
By Chèvrefeuille - December 27, 2012
Labels: Carpe Diem, classical kigo, haiku, nearly Spring
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I would have liked to supply some snowdrops / dingle-dangles, but I drive past them every morning and see them in the light of my car instead of taking photographs. I liked the topic very much. The days are getting longer.ReplyDelete
No, I did not think you old enough to be a grandfather, Kristjaan. Wow!. The snowdrops are quite lovely as are your haiku.ReplyDelete
me neither! i didn't think he's that old enough ^^ i really loved the 2nd haiku.Delete
Almost spring..what a wonderful thought. Grandchildren are wonderful...my Grandson is only 9 weeks old but I look forward to learning many things with him.ReplyDelete
Grandchildren....snowdrops...beautiful posting of passion...ReplyDelete
I love these snowdrops but never see them here. Pansies will have to do! Flowers growing at the feet of a snowman brought joy to my heart!!ReplyDelete
How wonderful for you to be able to enjoy your grandchildren at this special time of year....tis the time for children.ReplyDelete
I love your haiku and found myself drawn to snowdrops too. Thank you :)
I seems strange to writeReplyDelete
About the end of Winter
When it's one week old.
Lovely post!! I agree with Jazzbumpa -- for those on the US side of the world, our winter only started on the 21st of December!! But I always eagerly await spring once winter starts!! :)ReplyDelete