Waiting for Autumn

anticipation – a flock of swans’ beating wings foreshadows changes sunset-hued flowers herald the glow of autumnal earth Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1227 waiting for autumn (Aki tikashi, Aki wo matsu) Our classical prompt for today, ‘waiting for autumn’ (Aki tikashi, Aki wo matsu), is taken from the Kiyose, a […]

Raspberry

raspberry kisses taste of juicy earthiness patience rewarded Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1223 Raspberry Today we have another classical kigo from the Shiki Saijiki, a classical anthology of kigo (seasonwords): ‘raspberry’ (Kiichigo), with an example by Jane Reichhold: low winter sun raspberry leaves glow red and […]

Siberian Ginseng

shy woodland briar with a warrior’s vigour ancient remedy Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1198 (theme week 4) Acanthopanax (Ukogi) or Eleutherococcus Sieboldianus or Siberian Ginseng In the final episode of this month’s theme-week we have another classical spring kigo: Acanthopanax (Ukogi). This plant, also known as […]