Let’s take a moment to consider the seriousness of apple blossom, its fragrance and its durability. compared to ephemeral and silly blossoms of the flirty cherry, flashing her delicate pink frilly blooms and dropping them like spring wedding confetti from a fruitless ornamental tree. Kim M. Russell, 4th May 2020 My response to dVerse Poets […]
a ripened cherry embarrassed by the high sun low moon swims with stars Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Crossroads #2 the summer moon In this new weekly feature, we have two haiku by two very different haiku poets: a thousand gallons shower from the eaves… cherry blossoms © Issa and it […]
feeble morning light permeating rain-soaked leaves halo of colour Kim M. Russell, 2017 My twenty-fourth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
blown on a spring breeze sweet ephemeral blossom Sakura Mochi Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1190 spring wind (supuringu waindo) The classical spring kigo for today is ‘spring wind’. Chèvrefeuille says that the Japanese become anxious when the spring breeze or wind scatters the fragile blossoms. On the other hand, the […]
Okinawa spring pink blooms of sakura snow melt in the warm breeze Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on www.telegraph.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem #1157 Sakura, the national pride of Japan In this episode, Chèvrefeuille reminds us of Japan’s love of cherry blossom – sakura – a favourite topic of haiku and tanka. He tells […]
My response to Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge restarted. (starting with number 100) “magnolia blossoms” by Soseki Natsume the sky I see seems full of magnolia blossoms © Soseki Natsume intertwining with cherry scented arbour for lovers © Kim M. Russell
My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille – Cherry Blossoms naked cherry tree raindrops dripping from soaked buds ready to blossom © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Hokusai, 1834. WikiArt.
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday #10: Hanami “When cherry blossoms scatter – no regrets” Issa Sixteen years ago, we were looking for a new home. We didn’t have much money but we did have a two bedroom bungalow to sell, with a cherry tree in the front garden. We were looking for […]