A kigo is a season word, bring a description and feeling of the time of year it represents.  It’s also a key peace of Japanese haiku.  In this set of distinct haiku, I use the kigo, shinryoo (coolness) to herald my favorite of the four seasons.

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Streams born from mountains
Arboreal oases
Bringing new coolness

Showing marked coolness
She turns, leaving in splendor
Goodbye, sweet Summer

Mercury subdued
Wood’s canvas brightly painted
Beauty and coolness


To learn more about kigo and haiku in general, check out today’s poetry prompt at Carpe Diem.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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8 Responses to Coolness

  1. feel the coolness in your words and the welcome of a new season. I never appreciated autumn until I moved to a new climate where this heat or the bugs suck you dry

  2. Maggie Grace says:

    Love your descriptions…unique and beautiful.

  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I long for the days of subdued mercury here in the desert. Unfortunately, they are still several weeks away.

    Cooling Breezes

  4. jrbsays says:

    As you enter Autumn, we’re heralding Spring and the Magpies have already started swooping to protect their nests. However, you’ve taken me to Autumn with your words.

  5. 4joyjoanne says:

    your words wafted across the page like a breath of fresh, cool air….Fall is my favorite too….

  6. A wonderful series in praise of summer’s departing and welcoming autumn … really nicely written Gene.

  7. Well done, Gene! Autumn is my favorite season also.

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