24 Feb Poetic Names to Use in March
I started this blog series of poetic names in April last year, so this post marks the completion of a full 12-month cycle. I learned a lot in the process, even discovered that some words I had assumed I knew actually had different meanings. I am still hoping to find tea utensils with these names or to make sweets that are reminders of these poetic names. I may start writing about Zen phrases beginning next month . . . no promises yet.
– Bon bori（雪洞） – A paper lamp shade, paper lantern, or anything related to the Hina Matsuri Doll Festival (March 3rd) would be appropriate;
– Tsukushi （つくし）- Horsetail;
– Haru no No （春の野）- Spring field.
– Shun sui （春水）- Spring water from melting snow;
– Haru same （春雨）- Spring rain;
– Saho hime （佐保姫）- Spring Goddess.
– To-gen （桃源）- Shangri-La, paradise on earth;
– Hana goyomi （花暦）- Flower calendar;
– Higan （彼岸）- The (spring) equinoctial week.