caress of water rippling and trickling on skin the play of sunlight Kim M. Russell, 15th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1454 swimming (oyogi) Today our kigo is swimming (oyogi). Advertisements
beneath a willow breeze-blown shadows elongate a pattern of leaves Kim M. Russell, 14th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1452 cool (suzushi) Another classical summer kigo: cool (suzushi)m which is normally used as a kigo for the summer evening in Japan.
buttercup meadow single drop of spring water evaporating Kim M. Russell, 14th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1453 dripping (spring-water) (shitatari) Throughout June we are exploring the beauty of the classical kigo as used in Japanese poetry and today’s kigo has been taken from the Saijiki division summer, sub-division Earth: dripping (spring-water)(shitatari).
birthed in green and gold maple leaves burst into flame samaras spread wings Kim M. Russell, 11th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1451 young maple-leaves (waka kaede) Today we have another summer kigo from the sub-division ‘plants’: maple-leaves (waka kaeda). *A samara is a type of fruit in which a flattened wing of fibrous, papery […]
pale moonflower blooms potent with fragrant pollen a fluttering moth Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1450 Moonflower (yuugao) For today’s prompt we have another classical summer kigo, taken from the sub-division ‘plants’: moonflower (yuugao). Chèvrefeuille has shared a few example haiku by Basho (including the first haiku he wrote […]
by a mountain stream they bend tiny knees and sing river frog chorus Kim M. Russell, 8th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1449 river frog (kajika) Today our classical summer kigo is from the sub-division ‘animals’ and the kigo we’re working with is ‘river frog’ (kajika).
a shower of sparks fades pink on the horizon euphoria glow Kim M. Russell, 7th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1448 afterglow (yuuyake) Today’s kigo is ‘afterglow’, which means ‘burnt evening’ or yuuyake, the glow of the sky at sunset.