My legs, leaden with a long winter’s sloth, awaken with a tingle and I begin to fidget, eager to walk, to work the stiffness off. At crack of spring, blackbirds and finches scoff loudly in the woods – a feathered quartet to rouse legs leaden from long winter’s sloth. Marvelling at the delicate hazy growth, […]

California Poppy

flower in flames imbued with vernal essence a golden blaze Kim M. Russell, 28th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1636 California poppy (modern kigo) Today’s modern kigo for spring has been taken from Jane Reichhold’s  Dictionary of Haiku, section spring, sub-section plants: it’s ‘California poppy’. The haiku example was created by Jane Reichhold […]