Stone Lantern ~ Etegami #2 for Carpe Diem #154, Shuntoo (Spring Lantern)

©13 Unlit Lantern 2 sml6x



unlit stone lantern

late into the moonlit night

ripe spring


Digital Drawing and Painting

My 2nd response to prompt “#154, Shuntoo (Spring Lantern)” for Carpe Diem ~ March 2013 prompts, which are centered around “kigo” or “season words” for spring.

I see a lot of stone lanterns on my neighborhood walks here in Hawaii. Most are on three or four legs however a few are on a single post. Some are simple and others elaborate. They are mostly decorative now however I like to think about them and the way they would have felt lit at different times of the year when they were more functional. 

March on Carpe Diem has been divided up into three different seasons of spring kigo: Early-Spring, Mid-Spring and Late-Spring. Shuntoo (Spring Lantern) is a Late-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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