voices are dispersed with a flurry of snowflakes silence is resumed Kim M. Russell, 13th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1583 winter seclusion (fuyugomori) Today’s classical kigo is ‘winter seclusion) (fuyugomori). Advertisements
branches fracture sun in spilling apple blossoms the valley awakes branches fracture sun awash with shiny spangles early morning dew in spilling apple blossoms a bumblebee cavorts with pollen’s sweetness the valley awakes a flood of pastel petals welcoming the day branches fracture sun they finger-paint the dawn sky with smudges of cloud awash with […]
fluttering wings 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 […]
paper wishes fly in a blossom-scented breeze goodbye to winter Kim M. Russell, 10th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1581 Setsubun Today we are being inspired with a classical kigo: setsubun, the last day of winter, which features ritualistic chasing of devils out of the house, allowing good luck for the spring (the […]
silver moonlight in a frosty serenade sonata on ice Kim M. Russell, 9th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1580 moonlight In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai, our inspiration is a modern kigo extracted from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku, the online version: moonlight.
orange flames flicker we are drawn to bonfire heat sparks among the stars Kim M. Russell, 7th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1579 bonfire (takibi) This month we’re exploring modern and classical kigo (seasonwords) for winter. Today’s classical kigo is ‘bonfire’ (takibi).
blooming on the wind icy flowers swirl and melt on a waiting tongue Kim M. Russell, 4th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1577 snowflakes (kazahana) This month we are exploring the kigo (seasonwords) of winter. Chèvrefeuille reminds us that one of the basic rules of a classical haiku is the use of kigo, […]