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Haiku Kukai Kigo Word(s)

Haiku Thread

         
43 Vol. 7, No. 4 July / August, 2012 Announcing: July / August 30, 2012 "wind in the reeds" Kukai Announcing: July / August 30, 2012 "vegetable(s) Haiku Thread
42 Vol. 7, No. 3 May / Jun, 2012 May / June 30, 2012 "clouds" Kukai May / June 30, 2012 "bride / wedding" Haiku Thread
41 Vol. 7, No. 2 Mar/Apr, 2012    "swing" Kukai Results    "pond life" Haiku Thread
40 Vol. 7, No. 1 Jan/Feb, 2012   "waters of spring" Kukai Results    "precious stones" Haiku Thread
39 Vol. 6, No. 6 Nov/Dec, 2011    "old calendar"  Kukai Results    "candle(s)" Haiku Thread
38 Vol. 6, No. 5 Sep/Oct, 2011    "autumn leaves" Kukai Results   "cemetery" Haiku Thread
37 Vol. 6, No. 4 Jul/Aug, 2011     "starry night" Kukai Results   "insect(s) / frog(s)" Haiku Thread
36 Vol. 6, No. 3 May/Jun, 2011      "rainbow" Kukai Results     "vegetable(s)" Haiku Thread
35 Vol. 6, No. 2 Mar/Apr, 2011      "Spring's end" Kukai Results     "flower(s)"  Haiku Thread
34 Vol. 6, No. 1 Jan/Feb, 2011      "east wind" Kukai Results     "heart(s) Haiku Thread
33 Vol. 5, No. 6 Nov/Dec, 2010     "winter clouds" Kukai Results     "first snow" Haiku Thread
32 Vol. 5, No. 5 Sep/Oct, 2010     "autumn wind" Kukai Results     "fall trees" Haiku Thread
31 Vol. 5, No. 4 Jul/Aug, 2010     "new coolness" or "lingering heat"     "fruit" Haiku Thread
30 Vol. 5, No. 3 May/Jun, 2010     "morning breeze" Kukai Results     "beach" Haiku Thread
29 Vol. 5, No. 2 Mar/Apr, 2010     "spring rain" Kukai Results     "flower'(s)" Haiku Thread
28 Vol. 5, No. 1 Jan/Feb, 2010     "melting snow" Kukai Results     "Valentine's Day" Haiku Thread
27 Vol. 4, No. 6 Nov/Dec, 2009     "year ends" Kukai Results     "winter solstice" Haiku Thread
26 Vol. 4, No. 5 Sep/Oct, 2009     "harvest moon" Kukai Results     "leaves" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 4, No. 4 Jul/Aug, 2009     "cicada" Kukai Results     "beach" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 4, No. 3 May/Jun, 2009     "sunflower'(s)" Kukai Results     "wedding" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 4, No. 2 Mar/Apr, 2009     "spring dreams" Kukai Results     "blossoms" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 4, No. 1 Jan/Feb, 2009     "hazy moon" Kukai Results     "arts and crafts" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 12 Dec, 2008     "winter night" Kukai Results     "dance" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 11 Nov, 2008    "old diary" Kukai Results     "holiday(s)"  Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 10 Oct, 2008    "migrating birds" Kukai Results     "halloween" and / or Samhain"  Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 9 Sep, 2008    "autumn festival" Kukai Results     "bazaar"  Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 8 Aug, 2008     "frog(s)" Kukai Results     "water"  Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 7 Jul, 2008     "green grass" Kukai Results     "flag / patiriotism" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 6 Jun, 2008     "summer morning" Kukai Results     "bride / wedding" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 5 May, 2008     "barefoot" Kukai Results     "motherhood" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 4 Apr, 2008     "Crane or Stork" Kukai Results     "blossom" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 3 Mar, 2008     "wind" Kukai Results     "star / constellations" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 2 Feb, 2008     "kite" Kukai Results     "love" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 3, No. 1 Jan, 2008     "cold moon" or "icy moon" Kukai Results     Winter Activities Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 6 Dec, 2007     "stars" Kukai Results     road(s) Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 5 Nov, 2007     "cold" night" or "night chill" Kukai Results     food Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 4 Oct, 2007        Autumn Colors Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 3 Sep, 2007     "green" Kukai Results     luck Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 2 Feb, 2007     "winter ailement" Kukai Results     "love" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 2, No. 1 Jan, 2007     "January weather" Haiku Results     "bird" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 1, No. 3 Dec, 2006     "hunt" Haiku Results     "outerwear" Haiku Thread
  Vol. 1, No. 2 Nov, 2006     "November rain / early winter" Haiku Results     "insect Haiku" Thread: Choice
  Vol. 1, No. 1 Oct, 2006     "October" Haiku Comments    "tree" Haiku Thread Sequences:
   
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  from The OutlawPoets
             

Saijiki Resources: a collection of season words (kigo), references, and inspirations for haiku poets -- and so much more (sigh-gee-key).

A saijiki is a dictionary of haiku in which the kigo are arranged, not alphabetically, but by seasons. Within the five seasons (New Year's Day has a separate section) are usually the seven different categories:

  • Season, Climate (weather aspects indicative of that time of year),
  • Celestial Phenomena, Astronomy (stars, sun and moon),
  • Terrestrial Phenomena, Geography (geographical aspects such as mountains, fields, rivers, etc.,),
  • Events, Observances (or holidays)
  • Life, Livelihood (terms dealing with the daily life of humanity),
  • Animals (deemed appropriate for each season), and
  • Plants (often those most conspicuous for the season).
  • Higginson, William J. with Penny Harter. The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku. Kodansha: New York, Tokyo. 1985. Paperback. 331 pages. The Saijiki: 267-286. The excellent book is available at most book sellers; it is stocked in shops and is available on-line.

  • Aha! Poetry. An on-line resource created by Jane Reichold. 1991. Reichold has arranged her saijiku uniquely and unlike the traditional books published for this purpose. See the introduction: http://www.ahapoetry.com/aadoh/intro.htm

  • The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Seasonal Words selected by Kenkichi YamamotoTranslated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson: on-line resource: http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html

  • WKDDr. Gabi Greve, Daruma Museum, Japan. WKDB. An on-line resource that is being continually enriched with new contributions. The World Kigo Database is collecting words from all over the world that may be used as seasonal words (kigo 季語) for haiku of the respective areas. It is based on the concept of a Japanese Dictionary of Seasonal Words (saijiki 歳時記), but addresses all cultures, areas and regions of the world, where people are now writing haiku in languages other than Japanese. Every haiku poet is welcome to contribute !  ...It is truly a GLOBAL project.  The various regions are listed below.  http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/

WKD Regional Kigo Lists and Saijiki

 

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