Shining Wind

a fledgling’s first leap floating on sun-sprinkled wind morning birdsong Kim M. Russell, 17th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1649 shining wind (kaze hikaru) In our exploration of classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring, today we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki Saijiki: ‘shining wind’ (kaze hikaru), which refers to […]

Hibari

above the saltmarsh skylark wavers on the breeze a duet with reeds Kim M. Russell, 16th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1648 skylark (hibari) Throughout April we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo for spring and today we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: hibari (skylark).

Puddle

a single puddle beside an abandoned car leaking rainbows Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem 1646 Puddles (modern kigo) In another episode in which we are exploring the season words (kigo) for spring, we have another modern kigo for spring taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: ‘puddles’: floating clouds […]