Monday, January 6, 2020

Carpe Diem #1793 New Beginnings ... first day of spring

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the 2nd episode of this new CDHK month. This month it's all about "New Beginnings" and today I love to challenge you to create a Tan Renga with the following classical kigo: first day of spring.

The first day of spring is in the Japanese calendar around January 15th, because that's the date on which that very special 5th season, New Year, ends. Spring ... new life sprouts, the snow melts, the temperatures becoming higher ... new life ...

First Day Of Spring

after the dark
first blossoms bloom
at last

the song of birds will fill the sky
praising their Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

Maybe not a really classical haiku, but I think this is one that really points towards the "first day of spring".

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 13th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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