fuyu no yoake

Happy New Year frens….hope, joy, grace, and love to you all

For Real Toads Tuesday Platform. Keeping it short!


fuyu-no-yoake (cold winter dawn)
cold winter dawn –
from across the field floats the
crow of a rooster

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 14:10:02

    Gorgeous write! ❤ Happy New Year, Toni 😊


  2. Shawna
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 14:27:10

    I love the second line — makes me see a field of ice-cream floats. 🙂


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 14:28:03

    The first day of the year… great kigo… happy new year


  4. Jim
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 15:31:25

    I liked this, Toni. Those inconsiderate roosters, crowing, waking people up when it’s cold and they’d rather be sleeping under warmed blankets.
    Did I tell you that growing up my place to sleep was the screened in front porch. There was no heat and often I awoke with frost around my head area.


  5. Frank J. Tassone
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 17:16:39

    Evocative and beautiful, Toni! Beautiful use of fragment and phrase, with that alluring kigo! Bravo!


  6. wildchild47
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 17:53:50

    a sound offering promise (or warning) as a new day and year begins –

    all the very best to you Toni – may the year be filled with promise and blessings


  7. Bernice
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 21:16:50

    Happy New Years!


  8. anmol(alias HA)
    Jan 01, 2019 @ 23:31:40

    That floating sound makes it less lonely in this desolate landscape. Beautiful! Happy New Year, Toni. 🙂


  9. Sherry Marr
    Jan 02, 2019 @ 00:06:43

    Beautiful, Toni.


  10. Kerry
    Jan 02, 2019 @ 10:48:32

    Perfect capture!


  11. Charmed Chaos
    Jan 02, 2019 @ 12:48:13

    This is really beautiful!


  12. Just Barry
    Jan 02, 2019 @ 17:45:42

    Beautiful. Well-steeped within the moment of the new day of the new year.


  13. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Jan 02, 2019 @ 23:50:26

    Those roosters – I can’t say I’ve really ever enjoyed them (chased me one too many times when I was a kid) and woke me one too many times early in the morning as a teenager. It may be a new year, but they see it just as another morning 🙂


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