Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Spring ... my favorite season (next to autumn). I love spring and I am always glad to see the first signals od spring. For example: first cherry blossom and snowdrops. Yes spring ... nature leaves its hibernation state and comes alive again.
This month we are exploring the classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring and today I have a wonderful classical kigo for you to work with. Today our classical kigo is blossom haze (hanagumori). I will try to explain the meaning of this kigo.
A clouded sky during the Cherry blossom season, blossom haze, is "hanagumori", only in this season used as a kigo for late spring and never used for other flowers in haze or clouds. (Source: Gabi Greve's World Kigo Database)
An example by Shiki:
hanagumori miyako so sumi no Asukayama
blossom haze -
in a corner of the capital
© Masaoka Shiki
And another one, more of modern times, by Ayabe Jinki (1929-2015)
tenpura ni kagiru sakana ya hanagumori
this fish is best
as Tempura . . .
cherry blossom haze
© Ayabe Jinki
|blossom haze (hanagumori)|
Of course I have given it a try to create a haiku with this classical kigo about blossom haze:
against dark clouds
more fragile than they aready are
And I found a few other haiku on blossom haze in my archive:
blossom haze -
walking in the middle
of falling petals
Ah! those cherries
have to let go their blossoms -
© Chèvrefeuille (2013)
All beautiful haiku on blossom haze. I hope I inspired you with this new episode on blossom haze, a classical kigo for spring.
This episode is NOW OPEN and will remain open until April 9th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.