#Haiku Happenings #1 (3/28/22): Tito of Ice Box’s latest #haibun!
Fine as rice bran
the hillside rain:
in the woods
6 March, a day of lively weather. Three women, three men start out from Ninose heading upstream along the Kurama River. Two of the women have been ‘awarded’ martenitsa* brooches, sent to Tito a few days earlier by haiku poet-artist Venelina Petkova. On spying her first flowering tree of spring, the recipient must take it off and make a wish. But, on a day in which snow is in the forecast, will the two women get to see any blossom?
below the graveyard —
a fisherman casts
one shining line
After less than a mile, walking towards us come two more men – a father and son. The party of eight, now complete, soon passes another white paper-trimmed ritual wheel* as we enter the village of Kurama.
a flurry of snow
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