A winter hokku by Kiūkoku:
Chomping and chomping straw;
A snowy night.
The loud chomping noises only emphasize the stillness of the night of snow, so we can say this is a hokku with harmony of contrast — two very different things put together that nonetheless come out as harmonious instead of discordant.
Best wishes to everyone on this New Year’s Eve for a far better and happier coming year than the last has been.
6 thoughts on “CHOMPING”
And the same to you. 🙂
We have a lot of snow right now to crunch under our feet, a beautiful white world.
This is a very evocative hokku as I know these sounds from my childhood! Wow! I’m surprised at my reaction and need to write my thoughts down.
May 2021 bring happier outcomes!
Happy new year to you David and many thanks for your comments so inspiring i am grateful
This is a sound that I have grown to enjoy over the years (my sister-in-law has a horse), that crunching, munching, and chomping of straw on a cold, winter evening. Thanks for sharing this hokku, David! Let’s try to have a good 2021. Hope you stay healthy and warm through this last month of winter. I’m looking forward to the wildflowers of spring, but I can’t bypass the beauty that winter has to offer. Let’s savor what’s around us, right now! That’s all there is.
Happy new year to you David ! May 2021 bring happier outcomes!
Thanks for sharing the haiku and for your comments! Best wishes for the new year!