Hatsuhikari (first light of the sun) – Morning haiku and waka – January 1, 2015

Sunrise

Sunrise

first light of the sun
streaming upon this new year
in fragile silence

here, the mountains shine
tipping over the skyline
first sunlight
as the day and year are born
a sparrow greets the dawn

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #888 Hatsuhikari (first light of the sun)

In this first episode of the year, on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we begin to explore modern and classical kigo or season words.  In honour of the day hatsuhikari (hatsu means first and hikari means light of the sun) which is an excellent kigo for new year morning (which gives us a sense of the renewal of this special day) and therefore a splendid winter kigo.

winter morning
first light of the sun … so fragile
reflects in the snow

© Chèvrefeuille

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15 thoughts on “Hatsuhikari (first light of the sun) – Morning haiku and waka – January 1, 2015

  1. I like the use “streaming” here. it’s a beautiful imagery. water or stream has this therapeutic effect of soothing the human body from drudgery and thus make us refreshed one more time to face the other days ahead. surely good things will stream into our lives this new year–Adjei

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    • Thanks you so much Adjei for your lovely comment and augur for this upcoming year … I’m sure we will all find new depths in this upcoming year refreshed by the stream of life.

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