Smoke and smog
- Dear all,
Now that we have talked about fog, there are some similar atmospheric
phenomena which are much more common in Nairobi and which might
resemble fog, in that they too inhibit vision.
We have a lot of smoke -- from charcoal burning, from houses burning
(so sad...), from old tyres burning, from garbage burning, and much
more. Sometimes the smoke can get so thick that is becomes very hard
to see anything and even to breathe.
And we get smog -- the fumes from pollution, mainly from the exhausts
of cars, lorries, matatus and buses. Also very dangerous to eyes and
All of these are haiku topics -- not kigo, as unfortunately they
happen all year round.
These are so common in Nairobi that we could collect haiku on them and
create haiku pages showing what we have observed and written about them.
They would go well with the topics of sewage and rubbish / garbage
that Gabi sensei has invited us to observe.
Have a great week,