Sometimes, I can’t remember who I am. I look at photographs and wonder, where did she go, that carefree girl, that careful mother, so careless with herself? I often feel disjointed, as if part of me has broken off, a branch hanging, buffeted by the wind of time, and wonder, is it mine? When I […]
abundant landscape a riot of cool green shade tousled by the wind Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1464 wind in the verdure (aoarashi) In the last regular episode of June, our classical summer kigo is: wind in the verdure (aoarashi): wind through green leaves or the greenness of summer.
logged tree see the larger cut end is a harvest moon pale rings of age radiate […]
the day’s stagnant heat ripples with fluid warbling the fading blossom Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1463 old bush warbler (oiuguisu) Today’s classical summer kigo is ‘old bush warbler’ (oiuguisu), also known as the Japanese nightingale. We have several examples of haiku and tanka with this kigo for inspiration.
loose woven fabric billowing in a cool breeze a rose petal drops Kim M. Russell, 27th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1462 thin clothes (usumono)
ebony raven snowy owl coal-black carrion ghost pristine white spirit wing-clipped to the Tower […]
thunderous waterfall percolating the landscape sound of summer rain Kim M. Russell, 25th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1461 waterfall (taki) Our classical summer kigo for today is waterfall, of which we have a two examples by Basho for inspiration.
It’s the vivid season when colours are like splashes from an artist’s palette: ochre fields untold shades of leaves and grasses […]
shrinking from the sun noon shadows scatter and hide ice cream is melting Kim M. Russell, 25th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1460 heat at zenith (hizakari) Today’s classical kigo is taken from the sub-division ‘The Heavens’ and is a kigo for late-summer: heat at zenith (hizakari).
It doesn’t matter if you forget the positions of stars in the night sky; the delicate pattern of freckles on your skin is a map of constellations from which I will sing fairy tales, nursery rhymes and lullabies to the music of the galaxies. Kim M. Russell, 24th June 2018 My response to Imaginary Garden […]