Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai. The place to be if you like to write and share haiku or other kinds of Japanese poetry. This month we are exploring modern and classical seasonwords for winter. And today I have a nice classical kigo (seasonword) for you.
The prompt for today is Icicles (tsurara) and that's a classical kigo for "late winter", but in my opinion that's not completely true, because Icicles we see through whole winter.
I have found a wonderful haiku on 'icicles' written by Issa:
yûkaze ya yashiro no tsurara hi no utsuru
night wind --
the shrine's icicles
reflect the lights
© Kobayashi Issa
|Icicles (image found on Pixabay)
Well ... now it's my turn ...
at the gutter of the old mansion
I think icicles are the most beautiful thing of winter, they are so fragile and look like crystals.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 22nd at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!