Spring Snow

spring snow
everything wakes to silence
in the mountains

purifies earth and heaven
with its whiteness
this crystallised hope

our enemies perish
from the grip and bite of ice
new shoots start to show

Kim M. Russell, 6th June 2019

Related image
Henmi Takashi: Spring Snow at Jokochi- or Kamikochi – Japanese Art Open Database

My response to Carpe Diem #1675 Troiku Month (4) spring snow

Today’s haiku is by a lesser-known modern haiku poet. It was inspired by the Great Asian (Pacific) War but could apply to any war.

spring snow
purifies earth and heaven –
our enemies perish

Mizuhara Shûôshi

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