Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a wonderful season spring is ... as I look around me I can see nature come to life again and that makes me really happy. All winter we desired the coming of spring and now ... spring is here in full bloom and in all its kinds of green ... awesome.
Today our modern kigo is desire and I think that I speak for us all that desire brings happiness and romance ... desire ... the portal to love ... and new life.
|Cover of Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku"|
In Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku", on which the prompts of this month are based, desire is in the part about "spring moods", but the haiku/senryu she uses in that part are not all about nature or spring. Desire ... a mood not strange, to nobody I think. We all desire something. The example which I have chosen to use is a wonderful one, but with a sad undertone, but in the deeper layer lays 'desire' ...
in the neighbor's house
the childless couple
dreaming about the coming of spring -
cherry trees blooming
longing for spring
snowdrops reaching for the sun
above the snow
|snowdrops above the snow|