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Sunday, January 4, 2015

first sun

First Sun (Hatsuhi)

The first day of sun in the new year was noted in Japan as something special.  If Japan was anything like this area of the world, winter brings cloudy weather.  The moisture comes as snow, ice and/or rain for days at a time.  Sometimes it can feel like weeks of bleak, dreary skies.  It may not have been weeks but it surely feels that way with all the grey.  Here is an example of one poet's reaction to the first sun.

planting my (walking) stick
in the mud: the rise of
the first sun

© Issa

©  Janice Adcock
shapes diffused in mist
a shroud of gloom consumes joy
first sun delight!
©  Janice Adcock
©  Janice Adcock
Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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