Pickled Ayu

garnished with ginger a plate of sweetfish and rice flavoured with sunshine Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1456 sweetfish (ayu) Today’s classical kigo for summer is sweetfish (ayu). I think it’s an unusual kigo and was grateful for the explanation: the ayu, or sweetfish, is a species of fish […]

Bicycle Music

It’s the geometric symphony of angles and circles, a breath of speed and freedom through seasons and cycles: a shiny metal frame, the acrid rubber smell of tyres and pedals, whistle of wind, zip of wheel on road and the jingle of the bell. Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018 I’m looking after the dVerse […]

Nagoshi

a shower of sparks fireworks in the evening heat purification turning into falling leaves flames leaping from a bonfire Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1455 half-year’s end festival (nagoshi) Today’s classical kigo for summer ‘half-year’s end festival’ (nagoshi). Nagoshi is one of the 100.000 festivals which occur in Japan […]