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flowerfox

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« on: March 13, 2019, 10:24:38 AM »
Just to ask if 'willow' on its own, within a verse, a seasonal word?

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 11:05:25 AM »
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

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.

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Alan

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 11:54:49 AM »
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.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 03:40:27 AM by flowerfox »