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Monday, April 04, 2011

long afternoon

long afternoon
a squirrel's leap
from tree to tree

Shiki Kukai, March 2011

kigo" "signs of spring"

Like "long day, " "long afternoon"is a traditional spring kigo. To be sure, summer days are longer still, but our awareness that the days are growing longer is a phenomenon of spring.

4 Comments:

Blogger John McDonald said...

good one Bill
john

12:33 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

Spring has arrived, Bill. A very nice haiku...

3:28 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John and Frank.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

gorgeous haiku Jim!

4:38 PM  

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