Illusion of Warmth

Daffodil bonnets
Signal approaching spring days
Illusion of warmth


This uses kigo … words or phrases that are associated with a particular season in Japanese poetry.

Image Credit

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Day 19
Theme or Word: Seasons
Form: Kigo

Prompt 108

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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29 Responses to Illusion of Warmth

  1. Neha says:

    Cool haiku 🙂


  2. dani says:

    daffodils are one of my favorite flowers! Love this! ♥


  3. Leo says:

    I don’t think it is an illusion here, Becca. Can definitely feel the warmth. 🙂


  4. Mike says:

    A lovely Haiku Becca.
    I particularly liked the idea of ‘illusion of warmth’. We can get a little over excited when we see the sun!


  5. Great one Becca. I can’t remember that I have read this one for The Haiku Challenge. This is really a nice haiku. Well done … love the way you used a KIGO.


  6. lovely choice of words ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)


  7. siggiofmaine says:

    Ah, daffodils. A pleasant reminder of spring. Not here yet !
    Thanks for the explanation of “kigo”.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  8. A sure sign Spring is coming. Nice one.


  9. granbee says:

    Since I have had these daffodil bonnets waving at me beside my front walk since mid-January, I know only too well they are only an illusion of warmth. Actually, they are triggered in their blooming by the change in the number of daylight minutes, did you know? I love their headgear, don’t you?


  10. wightrabbit says:

    No daffodils in this part of the world, yet – I think they’re late this year. Or maybe they’ve been too early in the past, heralding a false spring that lapses back into mean, cold days, disrupting the natural cycle of growth. So I’m content to wait for the appearance of these cheerful harbingers of spring!


  11. Vidya Sury says:

    Daffodils are easily one of my favorite flowers, for their color, texture and abundance. Your haiku makes me think of a whole field of them! Beautiful Becca!


  12. Oh, yes, those lovely little daffodils seem to be able to brave almost any weather, deluding us into believing that spring really has sprung! 🙂



  13. Beautiful Kigo becca.. Daffodils! My favourite poem of all time.. and so your Kigo.. Loved it.. Becca, yes, we are on the down slide but that’s part of the challenge right.. I wish more and more people participating in the last few days. Let’s see.. Fingers crossed..


  14. wordcoaster says:

    One of your best! 🙂


  15. Andy Sewina says:

    Yeah, well captured!!


  16. Grace says:

    Very nice illusion of warmth … great capture of spring’s arrival ~


  17. cloakedmonk says:

    I love the illusion of warmth. I always think daffodils come too early! I have a photo of daffodils you might like . I retouched it because it had a butterfly garden decoration. I took away the stem of the decoration so it looks like the daffodils are chasing the butterfly. Sort of. 🙂


  18. Daffodils!
    I dote upon them.
    A appreciable haiku,becca.
    I loved it!


  19. Linda says:

    Love “illusion of warmth” Beautiful kigo!


  20. lolamouse says:

    Daffodils are one of my absolute favorite flowers, probably because I associate them with the coming of warmer weather. Lovely haiku!


  21. Amber says:

    Beautiful kigo accompanied by a beautiful image! 🙂


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