humidity drips
spongy swamp grass and sphagnum
squelching underfoot

Kim M. Russell, 2017


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My response to Carpe Diem #1226 swamp

Today we have a modern kigo, taken from A Dictionary of Haiku by Jane Reichhold, which one wouldn’t immediately associate with summer: swamp. He has also shared a haiku written by Jane:

black cypress
draining into the swamp
strands of color

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

as well as one of his own:

hot summer day
wandering through the swamp
mosquitoes buzzing

© Chèvrefeuille


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