Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Carpe Diem #1644 Hail (modern kigo)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joy it is to create a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai. This month it's all about modern and classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring. Today I have chosen a nice modern kigo extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku". Today it's 'hail' what you need to use and maybe you can bring in a kind of love as Jane did in one of her haiku examples:

after lovemaking
hail falls between us
she buttons her blouse

© Jane Reichhold

What a wonderful kigo this is ... and what a wonderful haiku Jane has created, Isn't it a extraordinary haiku? To bring the hardness of hail in a love scene. Jane was really a great haiku poetess.

the sound of hail
mixed with the warmth of love
I kiss my love

© Chèvrefeuille

Hail (I couldn't retrieve the owner of this image)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 16th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our next episode later on.

1 comment:

  1. http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/open-book-poems-in-april-day-10.html

    do read others.