( Written for this week’s haiku invitation from Mark at Naturalist Weekly- arrival of autumn fog )
‘Down to earth’ sky calls
to rise over the drenched mist,
for a smooth life-march.
Good evening and see you next time.
Guidelines- Haiku Invitation;
To celebrate this season, we will learn about autumn fog and then read haiku by Issa, Basho, Buson, Reichhold, and Kerouac.
This week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references the arrival of autumn fog.
The World Kigo Database tells us the kiri is the term used for the fog of autumn and winter. This is different from kasumi and oboro, which are the words used for the mist and haze experienced in spring.
In The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words as selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto, fog is listed in the “Heavens” section of autumn words. In A Dictionary of Haiku, Jane Reichhold lists fog in the “Celestial” category of autumn words.
Now with this in mind, let’s read some haiku!
Share your haiku in the comments, or post on your own page and link back to this post. I can’t wait to read what you write!