Morning Haiku and Waka – First Sun (Hatsuhi) – January 4, 2014


glorious morning
sweet sun-beams shower the hills
new year’s day

new year and new sun
open one eye at a time
at ten o’clock

orange rays of sunshine
bright new year’s beginning
melting snow

© G.s.k. ‘15

For this prompt there were several beautiful haiku dedicated to the first sunny day of the new year (hatsuhi in japanese):

yamazato ya hatsuhi o ogamu juji goro

a mountain village
the first sun is welcomed
at ten o’clock

© Shiki

nukarumi ni tsue tsuppatte hatsuhi kana

planting my (walking) stick
in the mud: the rise of
the first sun

© Issa

oshu wa ika ni to omou hatsuhi kana

the outer states
what do they think about
our first sun-day?

© Kingetsu

and this is by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Chèvrefeuille who is one of those who enjoys the sun on his skin:

New Year’s morning
the first sun caresses
my naked body

© Chèvrefeuille

We’ve been lucky, although the 31st the weather was very dark and cold since then (and yes even today) the sun has been bright and warm … of course when he sets the weather is cold … but the warm caress of the sun makes the long nights bearable 😉 .

24 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – First Sun (Hatsuhi) – January 4, 2014

  1. I liked all three, wondering if it is you or the sun opening one eye at a time 🙂
    [I made it through the wp comment barrier today ]
    Great picture too.


    • Hmmm .. well actually I had no problem opening my eyes as I always wake up very early .. but the people around me were a little slower on the uptake .. here the sun tops the mountains pretty late in winter .. so we’ll say that it was the sun.
      Know the problems of non WP bloggers have commenting … and WP bloggers have a lot of problems commenting Blogger posts … glad you go through the barrier!


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