Morning Haiku and Waka – February 2, 2015

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“Carnevale”
balloons lightly fly sun-wards
each spring

bees and butterflies
go lightly from bloom to bloom
each summer

dancing on the wind
leaves light as feathers
each autumn

a snow flake
falls lightly on red noses
each winter

© G.sk. ‘15

Here in Italy it’s Carnevale time … it’s a longish period where people dress up and have parties in preparation for the equally long period of the Catholic “quaresima” or lent which is the fast period before Easter.  Of course no one actually fasts for 40 days .. but one is supposed to give something up during that period.  I used that as my first inspiration for “lightness” which is today’s Hour Glass Challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

20 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – February 2, 2015

  1. Oh what a great time this is. You remind me of our carnival in Quebec City started Jan 30th to Feb 15th, celebrating their 60th anniversary. The activities are all outside, the only way to stay warm besides dressing warm is drinking alcohol dans notre gourde…I had a leather one for cross country skiiing. We have smaller carnivals all over the province as well. Surely we took this from Europe:) Lovely photo you posted there with your poetry, cara. FYI http://carnaval.qc.ca/en/edition-2015/preliminary-program-schedule-calendar-winter-activities/

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    • Well … that would probably me Mardì Gras … which is the very end of Carnevale … Carnevale begins at a different time each year, because it’s tied to Easter … in Venice it began on January 31 and will end on February 17 :-), but the “real” period is 12 February through 17 February … only the Italians like to party 😉

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  2. Another couple of weeks and we’ll have Mardi Gras — well, at least in New Orleans. Some day I hope to see it. Probably the only “American” equivalent to Carnivale 🙂

    Love the image — unusually festive for the Library – and it’s awesome!!! 😀
    Also loved the snowflakes on the red roses too. The essence of lightness!

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  3. Stunningly light imagery capturing the free nature and spirit of celebration. The vibrations of storm before the period of repent? 😉

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