Between deep gorges water flows: springs that glint over moss and lichen or energetic streams that tumble, shifting and grinding over rocks and boulders. Between deep gorges water flows, fizzing with minerals and petrichor, full to the brim with April showers, springs that glint over moss and lichen. In summer months, watercourses dry where water […]
obscured by pink haze the bridge echoes with footsteps lovers’ rendezvous Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1639 blossom haze (hanagumori) Today we have another classical kigo to work with, which is ‘blossom haze’ (hanagumori); it is used as a kigo for late spring and never used for other flowers […]
Inside the roundness of my orb is a beach hut the colour of the sea, not grey as you’d expect on a wintry day but an optimistic shade of jade. There’s snow on its roof and sand at its base, a perfect place to write or watch the stars come out at night. I sit […]
morning pollen’s trapped in tranquility of dew golden mist rises Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1638 (delayed post) tranquil (nodoka) This month we are exploring modern and classical kigo for spring and today we have a classical kigo: tranquil (nodoka). Chèvrefeuille says that he loves the tranquility of an […]
sun glints through a cloud of hungry seagulls following a plough Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 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.