Japanese Nightingale

the day’s stagnant heat
ripples with fluid warbling
the fading blossom

Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018

Image result for Japanese paintings and artwork Japanese nightingale and ume blossom
Nightingale and plum blossom, by Tsuchiya Koitsu (ca. 1930).- image found on Pinterest

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.


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