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, […]
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 […]
On this March afternoon outside my dusty window, a smudge in sunshine becomes a glint of lemon and flutters into view: the first spring butterfly flashes me a yellow smile. Kim M. Russell, 30th March 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Get Listed: Late March Edition Sanaa is back with ‘March: An […]
little butterfly outside my dusty window a yellow smile Kim M. Russell, 28th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1635 “Go get yourself a saijiki and read it many times”. Kigo: butterfly Today we have a classical kigo: ‘choo’ or ‘butterfly’ and, as butterflies are seen for the first time in spring, it’s a […]
fall without regret sweet kamikaze blossom a flash of pink light Kim M. Russell, 28th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of Light.