Spotlight Writing Challenge – Poetry – Haiku or Senryū – Micro-Season: “The Daffodil Flowers” (2022) – Prompt Reference – Daffodils / Narcissus – Hosted by Mark S @ Naturalist Weekly

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We have entered the micro-season of “The Daffodil Flowers”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of First Winter. The micro-seasons within First Winter are:

  • The First Camellia Blossoms (Nov. 8- Nov 12)
  • The Earth First Freezes (Nov. 13 – Nov 17)
  • The Daffodil Flowers (Nov 18 – Nov 22)

These seasons were established in 1685 by Japanese astronomer Shibuka Shunkai and are specific to Japan. However, just because the calendar focuses on Japan doesn’t mean it isn’t applicable to others.  No matter where you live you can use these seasons as a starting point for your personal exploration of the world around you. 

To celebrate this season, we will learn about the daffodil, its mythology, and its symbolism.  We will then read daffodil-themed haiku from Basho, Issa, and Buson.


The Daffodil

Daffodil is the common name for perennial flowering plants within the Amaryllidaceae family and the genus Narcissus

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