Wild Bird Tamed

When I was a teenager, I felt that I was caged by my parents, by school and by petty rules of society: wear suitable clothes, don’t smoke, don’t drink, be home by ten, that sort of thing. I rebelled, escaped from the cage and did my own thing. Later, I felt trapped by responsibility: earning […]

Waka Kaede

birthed in green and gold maple leaves burst into flame samaras spread wings Kim M. Russell, 11th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1451 young maple-leaves (waka kaede) Today we have another summer kigo from the sub-division ‘plants’: maple-leaves (waka kaeda). *A samara is a type of fruit in which a flattened wing of fibrous, papery […]