Cricket in a Storm

fork lightning crackles
as we shelter from the rain
a cricket blows past

Kim M. Russell, 11th November 2018

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Japanese Woodblock, Two Women with Cricket Cage

My response to Carpe Diem #1542 Crickets (modern kigo)

This month we are celebrating the beauty of autumn with the theme ‘the leaves are falling’, using classical and non-classical kigo (season words) and haiku by Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyo-Ni and Shiki.

Today we have a modern kigo and two haiku by Jane Reichhold. The challenge is to create a fusion haiku with them, which means this is a ‘crossroads’ episode:

lightning flash
into the sound of rain
a cricket shrills

where you touched me
a cricket chirps

© Jane Reichhold (taken from A Dictionary of Haiku)

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