Quiet Rain ~ Etegami for Carpe Diem #142, Uraraka (serene) Kigo

©13 Quiet Rain 5 sml6x

 

 

windless rain

through an open window

the sound of spring

 

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Uraraka (serene) is a (Japanese) mid-spring kigo or “season word”. 

The other day in a comment I mentioned that occasionally (too often) the title of my post—which is set up after I’ve completed my work—often seems (to me) a preferable line or first line for my ku. This is one of those occasions. 

 

quiet rain

through an open window

the sound of spring

 

I’m also rethinking the last line, as the essence of serene is itself the reference to mid-spring (as I understand it), so perhaps:

 

quiet rain

through an open window

my breath

 

Now the second line:

 

quiet rain

— — — — — —

 

my breath

 

 

My response to the prompt “Uraraka (serene)” for Carpe Diem ~ March 2013 prompts. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.

Etegami is the Japanese Folk Art of writing (which can be haiku but does not have to be haiku) and drawing (with or without color), intended to be sent between friends through a postal service, often as a postcard (although it does not have to be a postcard either). 

This work is not available on the 19 Planets Cafepress shop postcard page.

Be fun—Write Haiku – Aloha

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