6/18/2005

Frost (shimo)

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Frost (shimo)

***** Location: Japan, India
***** Season: Various, see below
***** Category: Heaven


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Explanation




- Shared by Virginia Popescu
Joys of Japan, March 2012


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kigo for all winter

frost, shimo 霜 (しも)
great frost, ooshimo 大霜
fukashimo 深霜(ふかしも) deep frost
koshimo 濃霜(こしも) "dense" frost
tsuyoshimo 強霜(つよしも) strong frost

frost flowers, shimo no hana 霜の花
mitsu no haha 三の花(みつのはな) "thre flowers
seijoo 青女(せいじょ) "blue lady"

shimodatami 霜だたみ(しもだたみ)
layer of frost "like a tatami straw mat"

hadarejimo, hadareshimo はだれ霜(はだれじも)
frost breaking off

clear and frosty, shimobare 霜晴
..... shimobiyori 霜日和(しもびより)
frost melting, shimodoke 霜解

asashimo 朝霜(あさしも) frost in the morning
shimoyo 霜夜(しもよ) evening with frost
yoshimo 夜霜(よしも) frost in the evening

voice of the frost, shimo no koe 霜の声 (しものこえ)

The voice of frost, on a quiet windless night, can be heared when the earth and air whisper: shin-shin. Sometimes I sit at our local temple and listen to this voice. Also in the bamboo grove we hear the shin-shin of frost.



shimonagi 霜凪(しもなぎ)windless, calm in the frost


shimoshizuku, shimo shizuku 霜雫(しもしずく)"a drop of frost"


. shimogare 霜枯 (しもがれ) withering in the frost


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EARTH for all winter


shimobashira 霜柱 (しもばしら) ice needles, frost columns
..... shimokuzure 霜くずれ(しもくずれ)
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kigo for early winter

hatsu shimo, hatsushimo 初霜 (はつしも ) first frost

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kigo for late winter

jusoo 樹霜(じゅそう)
frost deposit on the branches of trees, rime

muhyoo 霧氷 (むひょう )
muhyoorin 霧氷林(むひょうりん)
sobyoo 粗氷(そひょう)
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This develops often in Japanese climat when wind brings icerain that clings to the branches.


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humanity kigo for late spring

take away the frost protection (around the house and for trees or flowers)
shimoyoke toru 霜除とる (しもよけとる)
shimoyoke toku 霜除解く(しもよけとく)
shimogakoi toru 霜囲とる(しもがこいとる)

many homes in the Northern areas have wooden protections for snow and cold.



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shimo kusube 霜くすべ (しもくすべ)
kugushi くぐし



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kigo for all spring

haru no shimo 春の霜 (はるのしも) frost in spring
..... harushimo 春霜(はるしも)
..... shunsoo 春霜(しゅんそう)


kigo for late spring

wasurejimo 忘れ霜 (わすれじも) last frost, parting frost
lit. "forgetting frost"
bansoo 晩霜(ばんそう)end of frost
..... shunsoo 終霜(しゅうそう)

soogai 霜害(そうがい)damage of frost
especially to the new crops and buds

nagori no shimo 名残の霜(なごりのしも)traces of frost

wakarejimo 別れ霜(わかれじも)"good by frost"
..... shimo no wakare 霜の別れ(しものわかれ)
shimo no hate 霜の果(しものはて)


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kigo for all summer

natsu no shimo 夏の霜(なつのしも)
frost in summer




.SAIJIKI ... HEAVEN
Kigo for Summer




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kigo for late autumn

aki no shimo 秋の霜 (あきのしも)
frost in autumn

..... shuusoo 秋霜(しゅうそう)
aki no hatsujimo 秋の初霜(あきのはつじも) first frost of autumn


tsuyujimo 露霜 (つゆじも) frozen dew
"dew and frost"
mizushimo, mizu shimo 水霜(みずしも) frozen water
"water and frost"



THE FIELD
UNDER HOARFROST CARESSED BY THE SUN
IT IS LATE AUTUMN


Tatjana Debeljacki
September 2010, FB

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plant kigo for all autumn

. Shimomigusa 霜見草(しもみぐさ)"plant seeing frost"  
a kind of chrysanthemum


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Frost forms when water vapour freezes into ice crystals on cold surfaces. In winter, temperatures are usually low as the sun is low in the sky during the day and the nights are long. On clear nights, when there is no blanket of clouds to keep the warmth in, then any heat received during the day quickly escapes. The temperature will therefore drop considerably and as the moisture in the air freezes, the ground will be covered with frost.

Frosts occur more often in some areas of the world than others. The tropics rarely, if ever, get frosts, whereas at the Poles, they occur almost continuously. In mid-latitudes (areas between the Poles and the Equator, such as Great Britain), frosts occur whenever the conditions are right. This happens more often inland than near the coast, because the sea retains heat and therefore stays warmer for longer, so making it harder for frosts to form.
http://www.rcn27.dial.pipex.com/cloudsrus/frost.html


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Worldwide use

Frost; Reif; Raureif

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Frost in India, a season of its own, November and December.



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Things found on the way




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HAIKU



Bunches of berries-
the first frost coming
before the colectors


Vasile Moldovan


cheering up winter morn
snow sprinkled
bright frosted berries


Tiong ChungHoo


red-berries gleam in
frost gently awaken to
a new Buddha-Dawn ~


RUDRA

Read more haiku on the frosted berries
http://home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/PH_detail?photo_sn_in=673

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Late frost still lurks but
Warm winter sun entices
Early buds spring forth


Jackie S Brooks (c)9 March 2004
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=14746&id=100133

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frost grey grass, pulled tight

here and there, a bright pumpkin
a pheasant leaps out.

© 1990 - 2003 Katharina Woodworth
http://www.aquafemina.com/frost-grey-grass.html

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asa shimo ni ushio o chirasu miyai kana

morning frost melts
in the floodtide...
Shinto shrine


Issa

Here are 35 Issa haiku about Frost.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/searchissa.php?a_id=134&show_e=T&colors=T

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windless garden
a thin coating of frost
on the sprouts

Geert Verbeke
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2004/01/friends-geert-verbeke.html

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sul muschio brilla
il velo della brina
ancora intatto

on the moss
the hoarfrost veil
still untouched

Moussia
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WHCworkshop/message/40329


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Related words

***** Late Frost, wakarejimo 別れ霜
kigo for late spring


left-over frost, traces of frost, shimo no nagori 霜の名残
very late frost, final frost, bansoo 晩霜
forgetting the frost, wasurejimo 忘れ霜

William J. Higginson, in Haiku World, qutes the following:
The Japanese literally says"forgotten frost", meaning that it was left behind by winter, or that we had forgotten that frost was still possible. Placement if this topic in late spring shows that the tradition recognizes how late such a frost may be [...] also called: "farewell frost"(wakarejimo).



morning sun <>
the late frost glitters
before it dies


Morgensonne <>
der spaete Frost glitzert
bevor er stirbt

© Photo and Haiku by Gabi Greve

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the king crow
preening his wings
late frost


Catherine J.S. Lee, USA
March 2008

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***** First Hoarfrost, Prima brumă
(Romania)

as early as September, Kigo for Autumn

the year’s first hoarfrost
even the old scarecrow is
a little scared …

joyfully meeting
the first hoarfrost as well:
I guess I’m lucky!

an alternative:
chose between the first hoarfrost
and some old poems


Cristian Mocanu



. WKD : Hoar frost, details .
white frost 白霜 in Japanese

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***** First Frost, Primul îngheţ (Romania)
usually November, Kigo for Autumn


first frost came early:
am I getting much older?
should I just move south?


Cristian Mocanu, 2005
Romanian Kiyose (05)

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***** Ice (koori 氷)
Ice (koori 氷


Wakare - Parting with friends
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .

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7 comments:

Bill said...

moonlight
hoar frost
on matted grass

Bill Kenney

Ella Wagemakers said...

evening frost
the thickness
of pea soup

Gabi Greve said...

To me, 'frost' in and of itself is not very specific, but when one is a gardener,
'first killer frost'
and
'last killer frost'
are very important and might qualify as kigo.

one huge tomato
still forming on the vine--
first killer frost


Linda Papanicolaou

Anonymous said...


mountain village--
every day, day after day
the last frost


yama-zato ya mainichi hi nichi wakare-jimo

.山里や毎日日日わかれじも

by Issa, 1822

Shinji Ogawa explains: "Wakare-jimo ("departing frost") implies the last frost of the season. The humor, here, is that at Issa's village the last frost comes day after day."
Wakare-jimo ("departing frost") is a spring season word.

David Lanoue
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

WKD ... Facebook said...

stuffed nose
the frosted window shines
near the oven
Martin Gottlieb Cohen

Gabi Greve - Issa said...

Kobayashi Issa

起々にくさめの音や草の霜
oki-oki ni kusame no oto ya kusa no shimo

I wake to
the sound of sneezing --
frost on the grass

Tr. Chris Drake

MORE
http://wkdhaikutopics.blogspot.jp/2013/02/kobayashi-issa-china.html

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho

霜を着て風を敷き寝の捨子哉 
shimo o kite kaze o shikine no sutego kana

it wears frost
and has the wind for a blanket,
this abandoned child . . .

Basho and Children
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