one black feather on white snow
a shadow takes flight
Kim M. Russell, 11th January 2019
My response to Carpe Diem #1582 Black Birds (modern kigo)
As we continue to explore kigo, words that point towards a season, we are being inspired today by a modern kigo taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: black birds, which seem, from the examples we’ve been given, to be any bird that is black, including blackbirds, crows and the like.