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#Haikai Challenge #143: Choose-your-own Summer Kigo — one night in June

(Japan) by Kitagawa Utamaro woodblock print. Art And Illustration, Geisha Kunst, Geisha Art, Japanese Artwork, Japanese Prints, Japanese History, Japanese Culture, Art Occidental, Art Chinois
by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)

short cool night
wellspring mists settle
frogs huddle
in the mud

the silver kimono falls
from her warm shoulders

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the summer (or winter) kigo that you select from The Five Hundred Essential Season Words.

7 thoughts on “#Haikai Challenge #143: Choose-your-own Summer Kigo — one night in June

    1. I was looking down the list of words an kimono jumped out at me. How the first part meshes with the 2nd, I don’t know. In my mind it was trying to show the woman as part of nature even though she’s inside a house. I might have been feeling a little frisky also 😉

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