The Weight of a Butterfly

waterweed floating away, despite the butterfly’s weight on it          Chiyo-Ni (Tr. Ueda) sheen of sunlight on its wings spectacular swallowtail               Kim M. Russell, 7th February 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1601 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (5) the weight of a butterfly In a new episode of the Tan Renga Challenge month, we have […]

A Childish Heart

at the gate of a deserted house, a cicada is crying in the rays of the evening sun                                                                         insect wings rustle in dust ­                                                              […]

The Shyness of Beauty

to listen, fine not to listen, fine too… nightingale                                                                         singing out of the darkness ­                                                                        the shyness of her […]

Chiyo-Ni

on the morning path across Hakusan Mountain flowering haiku Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1159 Matto, birthplace of Chiyo-Ni In this episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we are visiting Matto, a village in Kaga Province, now Hakusan Ishikawa Prefecture, the birthplace of the female haiku poet, Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775), who is […]