Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are exploring the modern and classical kigo (seasonwords) for winter. Yesterday we had a nice modern kigo from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku", the online version. Today I have a nice classical kigo for you to work with. Today our kigo is "bonfire (takibi)". In this time of year, the Holidays, I think there are several bonfires all around the world in this time of year. So no need to explain this kigo ...
To inspire you I have a wonderful "bonfire" video for you. In this video you can see a bonfire, but also hear a sweet children's song from Japan.
I hope you enjoyed this music video and that it has awakened your muse.
I found a nice haiku themed "bonfire" by Mamta Agarwal:
sit around bonfire,
sparks rise and fly like glow worms;
charred logs fall with thud.
© Mamta Agarwal
And here a haiku written by myself:
the scent of pine trees overwhelms the senses -
back to school again
To conclude this episode I have another nice "bonfire" haiku by Kobayashi Issa, one of the five greatest haiku poets:
foot of the mountain--
without a cheer
my New Year's bonfire
© Kobayashi Issa
Well ... I hope I have awakened your muses.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 14th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on.
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