This is a true story of the sand martins’ plight on their annual return to the Norfolk coast to nest and lay eggs after a strenuous flight. Is human comfort more valuable than the right of birds endangered by nets and posts? This is a true story of the sand martins’ plight. Erosion threatens a […]
ephemeral flash butter-coloured brimstone wings among the thistles Kim M. Russell, 11th 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.
out of darkness glittering imprints of waves sea change is coming Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1645 Abalone (modern kigo) Today we have a modern kigo by Jane Reichhold, taken from her saijiki: shades of art deco lying on the beach abalone shells colors of seafoam in the abalone […]
tulips from my love hidden between soft petals a thawing hailstone Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1644 Hail (modern kigo) In another episode of this month’s kigo for spring, we have a modern kigo taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: ‘hail’.
wind in the seaweed echoing in empty shells hermit crabs scuttle Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1643 beach combing (shiohigari) ‘Beachcombing’ is a classical kigo for spring, which can be found in the Shiki Saijiki. I love Chèvrefeuille’s definition of beachcombing as a kind of treasure hunt along the […]
entangled in thorns the perfume of a wild rose delicate and sweet Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1642 wild rose (yamabuki) This month we are exploring the kigo for spring. Today’s classical kigo is from the so-called ‘Shiki Saijiki’, which contains 500 classical kigo: it’s ‘wild rose’ (Yamabuki).
If I talk to the mouse in the cupboard, even through the crack in the door, the cats will be jealous, the crumbs will be eaten, and I’ll have to go out for some more. If I sing to the mouse in the cupboard, I might just scare her away; she’s great company, in the […]