Prompt: “A Japanese word, CHIJITSU, means LINGERING DAY, or LONG SPRING DAY: a Kigo that, in a way, can apply to both Spring and Autumn—one that invites poets from both hemispheres to write a Haibun from their unique perspective. That is our prompt for today’s Haibun. You may choose to use it in reference to a season, or even metaphorically.”
I am learning how to write haibun. Constructive criticism and helpful insight are welcome and appreciated.
I live in a great small town. Probably the best thing about this little town is that they have tons of festivals and community activities through out the year. One of my favorites is Franklin on Ice. They have a group of ice sculptors come and carve amazing ice sculptures and they place them through out the down town park. They make it a big event. A lot of the sculptures get carved right there in front of you. All the local shops on main street are open with special sales and fun activities and have great food and warm drinks. Then at night they light up some of the sculptures. It is quite a sight!
Now you should know, and you can tell just by looking, I am not a photographer. So these pictures are not the best and do not do it justice by any means but I still wanted to share them with you. Enjoy!
If only there was a coffee cup that big!
These are just a few of the amazing sculptures they had. They also had a throne that you could sit on and an ice slide for the kids to slide down! So creative!