Carpe Diem Haiku *Kirov*


Name of Kirov brings back memories about something bright and colourful – Kirov toys/Dymkovo toys (Kировская игрушка/Дымковская игрушка). They are moulded painted clay figures of people and animals (sometimes in the form of a pennywhistle) that in the beginnings were strongly connected to the ancient magic ritual images and the agricultural calendar holidays. Just later on they became toys for children, still being very original pieces of art. In the late 19th century the handicraft fell into decline because the Dymkovo toys were forced out of the market by the factory-made moulded plaster statuettes, imitating porcelain articles. Fortunately, during the Soviet times the Dymkovo handicraft was revived.

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brighter than sunlight
reflections of childhood memories
in dusty shop window

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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28 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku *Kirov*

    1. “hehehe” – childhood memories can be many things for good or worse, these memories are probably a bigger part of which kind of platforms we built up – no doubt in my mind that memories from my childhood have a great “guilt” of I became who I am and that I made that platform I did… 🙂 🙂 🙂

      I’m far too pragmatic to spend time denying mistakes I do – I’d rather learn from them than to emerge as a fool who does not realize his own folly… ‘hehehe’ 🙂


  1. Someone pointed out that the new year coincided with the new moon on the lunar calendar. I like the idea of new beginnings growing out of darkness and nothingness and that soon enough we’ll reach the light. Happy New year!


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