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Started by flowerfox, March 13, 2019, 04:24:38 PM

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flowerfox

Just to ask if 'willow' on its own, within a verse, a seasonal word?

AlanSummers

Gabi Greve's various Kigo databases are still the best around, so a quick search showed this:
https://wkdkigodatabase03.blogspot.com/2007/03/willow-yanagi.html

Quote from: flowerfox on March 13, 2019, 04:24:38 PM
Just to ask if 'willow' on its own, within a verse, a seasonal word?

It's awesome how much she has covered around kigo and other aspects of Japanese haikai literature.

warm regards,
Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

flowerfox

#2
Thanks, Alan. A link I will no doubt be using many times.

edit:
Issa's travels in the western province-

when I turn around
the beautiful woman's gone—
willow tree

The verb certainly gives the interest to look deeper. This is the closest to what I was looking for to represent a death poem I have in mind.

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