The Dream of Mountains - A Month of Daily Haiku (Day 4)


04 Silent Mountains.jpgImage by joergweitz from Pixabay

The silent mountains
dream of alluvial earth.
Springtime floods blossom.


In this Haiku I focused on personifying the mountains, imagining what they might dream of, how they might perceive the environment around them. When I looked at this picture it reminded me of that feeling just as spring bubbles up from the quiet of winter. I also had a brief flash of an idea in my mind about how it's always the quiet of winter high up in the peaks of a mountain range. Hopefully the poem expressed some of what makes a great Haiku:

Kigo (季語), an explicit or implicit reference to a season, that defines the time of the year in which the haiku referrers to or is composed.

Mono no aware (物の哀れ), empathy with nature and human life; the "feeling of things", nostalgia, regret for the passing of time, understanding of the changeability and of the transience without suffering.

Yūgen (幽玄), sense of wonder and mystery; it represents the state of mind produced by the inexplicable fascination of things, the feeling of an 'other' universe, full of mysterious unity.
Reference from @bananafish Mizu No Oto Haiku Competition

This is day four of my month long challenge - from the 06th of August until the 06th of September - to post a daily Haiku on steem. Each week will have a different theme based on picture prompts from either or This week's broad theme is different natural environments.

I have created a new tag #monthofhaiku. If anyone wants to replicate the challenge please feel free, I will check the tag occasionally and try to curate the better Haiku. However, this is not meant to be a challenge to the writers' community. I have an extremely busy month ahead, and I started this as a personal challenge so that I didn't drift away from posting on steem. Please, forgive me if I'm slow to respond to comments or am not around on discord, I have had to reassess my priorities over the last few weeks.

The picture used in this post is creative commons, linked below pic. If you have enjoyed this Haiku, please check out my homepage @raj808 for similar content. Thank you.






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