Braided Stream ~ Etegami for Carpe Diem #143, Zansetsu (remaining snow) Kigo

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remaining snow

in the braided stream

a key


Digital Drawing and Painting

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Zansetsu (remaining snow) is a (Japanese) mid-spring kigo or “season word”.

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

Reading the prompt information again I’ve come to another ku that may be more to the point of the prompt:


a compass

between the seasons

remaining snow


Or another version:


remaining snow

between winter and spring

a compass


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 now available on the 19 Planets Cafepress shop postcard page.

Be fun—Write Haiku – Aloha

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