Spring Run ~ Etegami for Carpe Diem #149, Tsukushi (horsetail)

©13 Spring Run 2 sml6x



a spring run

tail high horseflies

in the distance


Digital Drawing and Painting


My response to prompt “#149, Tsukushi (horsetail)” for Carpe Diem ~ March 2013 prompts, which are centered around “kigo” or “season words” for spring. Yes, I’ve taken a liberty in this case with the English translation of the kigo and gone from horsetail—the plant—to a horse or colt tail. For me the run of a colt in spring is very much a “spring” denoting image.

March has been divided up into three different seasons of spring kigo—early-spring, mid-spring and late-spring. Tsukushi (horsetail) is a Mid-Spring kigo. 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 now available on the 19 Planets Cafepress shop postcard page.

Be fun—Write Haiku – Aloha


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