while outside leaves drift
orchids bloom in the kitchen
blush on a grey day
Kim M. Russell, 20th November 2018
My response to Carpe Diem #1548 orchids (ran) (classical kigo)
Today we have a classical kigo for autumn to work with: ‘orchid’ (ran). We also have a haiku by Buson on Ran, written in 1777:
yoruno ran kani kakureteya hanashiroshi
orchids in the night
in their fragrance hidden —
the flowers white.
I took the photograph this morning – it’s so dark and dismal out there!