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

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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 😉 .