Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Carpe Diem #1649 shining wind (kaze hikaru)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form, and share them with the world. This month we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring, And today I have another nice classical kigo for spring taken from the Shiki Saijiki, "shining wind (kaze hikaru).

It's a not so renown kigo and it needs a little bit of explanation. Shining wind (kaze hikaru) refers to  the sparkling of spring sunshine and a gentle wind on a sunny spring day.

Here is an example of the use of this kigo in a haiku:

kaze hikaru makoto no nata ni hanagoro mo

Wind shines
around truth's flag
and the symphony of flowers as well

© Taeko Watanabe. (*1960 -)

Katsushika Hokusai- Plum Blossom and the Moon

fragile green leaf
whispers in the shining wind
in early sunlight

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I am looking forward to your responses. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 23rd at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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