Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – burning ornaments and greens – January 20, 2015

Awesome haiku and tanka …

Bastet and Sekhmet's Library


seeking winter greens
even with the emperor
at dawn

Japanese New Year
after burning ornaments
winter greens with rice

New Year ritual
burning the ornaments
binding the gods
smoke carries good fortune
closing the fifth season

© G.s.k. ‘14

We’ve been exploring the fifth season (New Year) kigo at  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … this is two prompts in one … burning the ornaments (Sagichoo) which is the ritual closure of New Year, burning the ornaments fix the Gods to the New Year … and  Picking Young Greens (wakanatsumi) … please go visit Carpe Diem for more information about these and many other rituals tied to the Japanese New Year!

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