Tsuki-koru – the moon freezes

new snow buries sound
deep in forests no birds sing
—winters never end—

Poets And Storytellers United
Weekly Scribble #53
~ Beautiful Words ~

Other tantalizing options offered this time around from Bruce Hamana Sosei’s book, 100 Beautiful Words in The Way of Tea included the following:

>> Zuiun – clouds that predict good fortune
>> Shitamoe – plants sprouting under last year’s dried grass or under the snow
>> Hatsuyume – the first dream of the new year
>> Uzumibi – buried fire
>> Ryokuin – green shadows (sunlight filtering through green leaves)
>> Hotaru-gari – go searching for fireflies

15 thoughts on “Tsuki-koru

  1. This sounds like Narnia under the influence of the Snow Queen. (That IS her name, is it not? It’s been so long since I read the Chronicles of Narnia…)

  2. In the cold country it seems winter never ends, like my New Hampshire for three years. Here, spring should come in three weeks but we really haven’t had winter. Next week our highs will be in the low 70’s.
    Nice 17, Ron.

  3. Beautiful, and so true. It’s amazing how snow muffles sound. I don’t live in it now, thank goodness, but on the few days we might get some I love the quiet it brings.

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