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.
blossoming plum trees soaked by showery breeze wedding confetti Kim M. Russell, 25th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1633 Wedding In today’s episode of ‘A New Route Leaving Kumano Kodo’ we have another modern kigo for spring, taken from A Dictionary of Haiku: ‘wedding’. We’ve been given a couple of examples of haiku […]