blooming on the wind
icy flowers swirl and melt
on a waiting tongue

Kim M. Russell, 4th January 2019

Image result for paintings snowflake falling on a child's tongue

My response to Carpe Diem #1577 snowflakes (kazahana)

This month we are exploring the kigo (seasonwords) of winter. Chèvrefeuille reminds us that one of the basic rules of a classical haiku is the use of kigo, a word that points towards the season in which the haiku scene was created. Today we have a classical kigo to work with: snowflakes (kazahana) and he tells us that ‘kazahana’ translates to ‘wind flowers’.

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