Tree panorama at winter night
Dollar Photo Club

lone tree

amidst the snow

the moon beckons


© Carol Campbell

Logo CD January 2016
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai January http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/


“We are exploring classical and modern kigo for winter. One of the characteristic features of a haiku is the use of a kigo or seasonword. This seasonword (kigo) points towards the time of year in which the haiku was written (or seen and later written). There are a lot of kigo and those kigo are all bound together in what is called a Saijiki. Today I have a classical kigo for you  Kangetsu (cold moon), and I have a few nice haiku for you with this kigo, all written by Buson, and starting with the same line “this cold moon”:

kangetsu ya kaisandoo no ki no ma yori

this cold moon –
among the trees
of the founder’s hall

kangetsu ya kareki no naka no take sankan

this cold moon –
among the bare trees
three stalks of bamboo

kangetsu ya koishi no sawaru kutsu no soko

this cold moon –
the soles of my shoes
touch small pebbles

kangetsu ya matsu no ochiba no ishi o iru

this cold moon –
fallen needles of pines
shoot into stones

kangetsu ya mon o tatakeba kutsu no oto

this cold moon –
after knocking at the (temple) door
the sound of wooden clogs

kangetsu ya zoo ni yuki-au hashi no ue

this cold moon –
I meet a monk
on the bridge

© Yosa Buson”


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4 thoughts on “Lone”

  1. I had to do a double take. Is that the moon or the sun? I think it’s the sun but maybe there is some kind of photo filter. Kind of eerie, kind of otherworldly.

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