!!! This episode is published earlier than I normally do, because I am in the nightshift !!!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a nice "snow" haiku I have read in response on our yesterday's 'regular' post and today we are going a little step further with snow, because today we have glacier for prompt ... several years ago one of the sons of our former queen Beatrix had an accident on a glacier. He fell into a coma and a year later he passed away. Glaciers are dangerous, but also very beautiful ...
A glacier (US /ˈɡleɪʃər/ or UK /ˈɡlæsiə/) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.
|Credits: Grey Glacier Torres del Paine National Park Chile|
This glacier looks fantastic ... let me look at the haiku which Jane uses for example for this modern kigo for winter according to her "A Dictionary of Haiku":
under low clouds
evening sky glacier
cools the wind
a journey ends
where the glacier melted
a field of stones
© Jane Reichhold
Two extraordinary beautiful haiku I think ... I am not familiar with glaciers, so I will have some difficulties to write a haiku inresponse on this prompt myself.
as far as I can see
blueish, greyish and whiteish snow
first glacier contact
Hm ... not a strong one ... it is not satisfying to read this haiku. It's just as I said ... I have not seen a glacier for real ... so I had to use the photo of the Grey Glacier above.
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 15th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next episode, mountain cabin, later on. For now ... have fun ... be inspired and share your haiku (or tanka) with us all.