Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Carpe Diem #1576 Dawn

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai. This month we are going "classic" or in other words we are exploring classical and modern kigo (seasonwords). Today I have a wonderful modern kigo, again extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku", for you. Today that modern kigo for winter is "dawn" and to give you an idea of this modern kigo I have a few example haiku by Jane herself:

winter dawn
sounds of blowing snow
sleeping birds

sea dawn
the journey of snowflakes
to a parking lot

clouds resting
on top of snowdrifts
winter dawn

© Jane Reichhold (extracted from "A Dictionary of Haiku", the online version)

winter dawn
at dawn
fresh white blanket
ah! that silence

© Chèvrefeuille

I love the silence of a winter dawn as fresh fallen snow covers the fields.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 9th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

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