….our prompt is Hot Springs and is a very clear prompt I think
so I don’t have to explain it. Here is the haiku which Jane Reichhold uses as an example for this kigo.
not far from the desert sun
bubbling hot springs
in dry desert sands
soaked in hot springs
home in the stars
….I (Kris. P. our host) wasn’t inspired to compose a new haiku on this prompt, but I thought “I have to share a haiku, so I have sought through all my haiku”, but couldn’t find a haiku on this prompt. So I love to share a haiku by Basho:
yuno nagori kayoi wa hada no samukara n
tonight my skin
will miss the hot spring
it seems colder
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Posted by Kristjaan Panneman
Earlier in June, Kathabela Wilson
on Tanka Poets on Site, facebook,
had a similar prompt during her
travels in Japan.
My tanka post on the hot springs
Hakone’s winding roads
mountains ~ lakes iconic scenes
beauty on every turn
hot springs bath -Mt Fuji in view
after midnight ~ couple shares best bath
When I lived in Japan, the hot spring
baths were divided by gender.
The women’s bath was plain and
utilitarian, the men’s much nicer
The hotel clerk said the men’s side
was seldom used after midnight and
we could both use it then. (it was huge
and room for many people).
Kathabela Wilson wrote in response to my post
about the hot springs baths:
Dear friends, I had severe computer problems for several months
and finally broke down and got a new laptop… hope to be posting
on a regular basis again and reading your post too…
Blogging and posting and working my way thru the reading of
posts became a chore and no longer fun… Now I am hoping things
will be fun and joyful and on a roll again !