Summer Love

two white butterflies
spiralling among flowers
star-crossed summer love

Kim M. Russell, 2017

white butterflies

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My response to Carpe Diem Writing and Enjoying Haiku #3 classical haiku

In this week’s ‘weekend meditation’, Chèvrefeuille has brought us an episode ‘Writing and Enjoying Haiku’, inspired by Jane Reichhold’s book.

In the last episode, we had to create haiku without rules; this time, he challenges us to create haiku following the most basic rules of haiku. We may choose our own theme, but we must include a kigo seasonword) and a kireji (cutting-word or punctuation). The haiku must have 5-7-5 syllables (onji) and a nature theme, as well as a spiritual, Zen-Buddhistic layer / meaning. The first and third line must be interchangeable and no first-person perspective – we may not use ‘I’, because in haiku the poet isn’t visible.


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