Thursday, April 11, 2019

Carpe Diem 1646 Puddles (modern kigo)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of CDHK were we are exploring the seasonwords (kigo) for spring. I have given you already a nice selection of classical and modern kigo for spring. Yesterday we had a modern kigo and today I have another nice modern kigo for spring extracted from Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku". I think we have had today's theme, puddles, here earlier at CDHK, but that's no problem I think.

In Jane's saijiki she shares wonderful examples for every kigo so she also did that with this modern kigo. Here are a few examples:

floating clouds
down from the mountain
a puddle of rain

in mud puddles
in a strange sky over
a stranger land

in puddles
the pattern of raindrops
dyes the hills green

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from her "A Dictionary of Haiku")


feeling a kid again
jumping in the puddles of spring -
soaked 'til the bone

in the puddle
the fragile beauty of clouds
a broken rose

© Chèvrefeuille

Two examples from my own archives about puddles. And here is a new one:

your reflection
smiles at me from beneath
driven by clouds

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 18th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new weekend meditation later on. For now ... have fun!

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