Yellow forsythia blossom among brown leaves.

blooming in December
so much for kigo


Kigo (季語 ‘season word’) (plural kigo) is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, used in traditional forms of Japanese poetry. Kigo are used in the collaborative linked-verse forms renga and renku, as well as in haiku, to indicate the season referred to in the stanza. They are valuable in providing economy of expression.