Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2016 #4 first snow

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We are counting down to Christmas 2016. As is the tradition here at CDHK we are doing that with our special feature Seven Days Before Christmas. As everyone does I think ... we are all dreaming of a white christmas, but a white christmas is not always there. Of course a white christmas brings the real Christmas sphere, but that's only possible if you live on the Northern Hemisphere.
Here in The Netherlands it has been several years ago that we had a white christmas and this year we will again have no white christmas it's to warm for the time of year ... so maybe we will have to dream about it.

In my opinion snow has to do with Christmas, so for this episode of Seven Days I have chosen for the prompt first snow. First snow is a classical kigo by the way and I remember that we have had that prompt earlier here at CDHK.

Let me give you a few haiku themed "first snow" to help your muses to become inspired:

first snow has fallen
prints of bare feet to the fence -
sweeping the path

virgin snow
stepping into it like a child
bare footed

winter morning
the fragile light of the sun
reflects in the snow

a cold moonlit night
just the sound of fresh fallen snow -
wandering over the moors

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... we are a day closer to Christmas and I hope I have inspired you.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 25th at noon (CET). Have fun!


  1. Carpe Diem Seven Days #4 First Snow:

    first snow
    a colorless world
    of wonder

  2. another for #4 First Snow:

    first snow
    brushing the path
    a pine bough