caught by the wind entangled in a kite’s tail a child’s laughter Kim M. Russell, 5th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1641 a modern kigo: Kite In a new episode, we have another modern kigo from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku. watercolor class the painted blue sky becomes a kite flying a kite […]
dawn’s faint hour squeezes in heart-run veins light in every limb a blood-red sun banishing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
a celebration at the temple blossoms fall green buds for candles Kim M. Russell, 26th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1634 Hanamatsuri: the celebration of the birth of Buddha (classical kigo) Today’s theme is ‘hanamatsuri’, an Asian festival in which the birth of Buddha is celebrated.