Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Usurai (thin ice)

                                                                 Author: Attributed to Bugboy52.40

Image: Wing Structure and Venation of Cicada Wings
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

kigo in early
spring. Usurai is clear thin
ice on cold spring nights

A cool lingering
phenomena thinly guised
of sparkling diamonds

Semigoori like
thin cicadas wings. Shiny
lined network of art

Note: Kris tells of the season’s connection to haiku, a kigo. Usurai is thin clear ice
that normally forms on cold spring nights. It’s also referred to as semigoori, 
liken to clear cicada wings

Written for Chev’s haiku at CARPE DIEM #137 with prompt –usurai- Shared with d’Verse at OpenLinkNight week #86

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful haiku here. :-) nice to see Carpe Diem on dVerse

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  2. nice.. we call it rauhreif..and it makes the grass look like covered with diamonds...beautiful

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  3. Interesting comparison/connection of the cicada and the season.

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  4. Both the ice and the wing so thin and beautiful / love the way that you made that connection

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  5. I feel the chill and the way it shines...

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  6. Never mind haiku, the whole makes an arresting poem.

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  7. Lovely haiku and very informative post ^_^

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  8. Great capture at your sea, as spring is drawing nearly with only thin shards one can see

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  9. These words take me to a different world. Thank you.

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  10. ...these are haikus in its true essence Hank... when nature resonated well with imagination and put it to words --- that's haiku... well done... smiles...

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  11. there is a beautiful art to a delicate wing...as i imagine there is to the thin layer of ice as well....sorry i am late hank...still recovering a bit...

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  12. Thanks Brian! You're always there very early. Sorry you're under the weather! But your tenacity shows. Easy does it and get well soon!

    Hank

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  13. This is superb stuff. There is a musicality in the words and they sing of a moment caught, suspended in time.

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  14. Never thought of it like that, but the similarity is quite striking!

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  15. I love this comparison, new to me, of the thin clear ice and the clear cicada wing. When I hear them now, I shall think of both.

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  16. Hank, I love cicadas, they are so interesting--and these poems are perfect! :-) (really enjoyed the explanations about the words too)

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