Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Haiku Challenge day 19


Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 19 – February 19th – Theme: Seasons Type: Kigo

Well today's challenge is fun. Write a haiku about your favorite season and use the classical Japanese Kigo (or season words).

Also published for: Poets United The Poetry Pantry #88


I haven't a favorite season, but if I have to say a favorite season than it should be spring or autumn. Why? Spring because of the feeling to be reborn and Autumn because of the moon. The moon of autumn is, in my opinion, the most beautiful.
For today's challenge I will write haiku about every season (including the classical Japanese season New Year).

New Year:


New Year's eve
through the bare branches
the wind as always

Spring:


after the darkness
I am longing for the young leaves
and cherry blossoms


the blooming cherries
watching them in the moonlight
it's magical


under the cherry trees
a gathering of families
cherry petals fall

Summer:


leaving the beach
sands on our backs and buttocks
at sunrise


the shortest night
a shallow depression
and used condoms


after the heat
cooling down in the rain
almost naked


the cool rain
washes away the moisture
of the hot night


Autumn:


crystal vase
all colors of the rainbow
chrysanthemums bloom


what a sad day
drizzling rain and dark clouds
colorful leaves


behind the clouds
hides the almost full moon
the scent of rain


cloudless sky
at midnight the blood moon (*)
breathtaking


(*) the full moon of October, also called Harvest Moon

Blood Moon
weeping willow
in the autumn sunlight
a golden tree

Winter:


snow falls
on colored leaves
departing autumn


Buddha
covered with fresh snow
still smiles


deep frozen lake
the sound of scratching skates
children's laughter


snow melts
the crow moon (*) rises
at last spring


(*) the full moon of March is called Crow Moon or Lenten Moon

Crow Moon
as always
seasons come and go
the moon stays the same

Sorry ... as you can see I was inspired. Hope you enjoyed reading this series of haiku on seasons. :-)

See you tomorrow again ... be inspired and write your verses right from your heart.

15 comments:

Lolamouse said...

I could see how inspired you were! These were fabulous! I couldn't even choose a favorite. I love all of the images. Cherry blossoms are a particular favorite spring flower for me as well.

Grace said...

My goodness...what a feast of haiku of all the seasons. I love the cheery blossoms and oh , what a summer heat...~

Very well done ~

Amber said...

I loved Spring! :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Colourful, descriptive cameos of the seasons with a sense of intimate feeling!

Pranali Kadam said...

Lovely sets of Haiku!
Nature is magical,is'y it?

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

All the seasons painted as haiku very beautifully...Loved them :)

Seasons ~ Avatars of mother nature

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I am delighting in the image of Buddha covered with snow. I have enjoyed my tour of all the seasons with you. Thank you.

Winter

Any chance that you can turn off word verification? It has become really annoying on Blogger. Thanks for thinking about it.

becca givens said...

OMG -- you were on a roll :)

my favorite includes weeping willow ... and snow falls ...

thank you for the feast!

Day 19

Terri / CloakedMonk said...

This is my favorite:

under the cherry trees
a gathering of families
cherry petals fall

You were rocking here!

Ellecee said...

These are very special. I loved them all.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Phew, you really went to town on this one, love your bits about the moon. Your summer sounds fun too!

Nicely done!

Someone is Special said...

Oh my God! You were on a roll.. As a romantic writer I loved your Haiku set for Summer and Winter was awesome!

booguloo said...

It's refreshing to see someone actually write Haiku and not mislabel Senryu. Thank you. Now if everyone would follow your lead it would be wonderful.

Nissa Annakindt said...

I liked the 'spring' haiku the best. Very nice haiku, I enjoyed it.

Kim Nelson said...

What a wonderful walk through the seasons. Loved each one.