Kaeribana

hot pink against snow
a capricious spindle bursts
premature blossoms

Kim M. Russell, 27th January 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1593 flowers out of season (kaeribana)

With four days to go this month, we have for more winter kigo for inspiration. Today we have a classical kigo: flowers out of season (kaeribana) and an example haiku by Kobayashi Issa:

yama-gawa no ushiro tsumetashi kaeri-bana

by a mountain stream
catching a chill…
out-of-season blooms

© Issa (Tr. David Lanoue)

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