Icicles

naked branches spangled with light and music tinkling icicles Kim M. Russell, 16th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1585 icicles (tsurara) In today’s episode, we have a classical kigo for late winter: Icicles (tsurara), and two example haiku: yûkaze ya yashiro no tsurara hi no utsuru night wind — the shrine’s icicles reflect […]

Setsubun

paper wishes fly in a blossom-scented breeze goodbye to winter Kim M. Russell, 10th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1581 Setsubun Today we are being inspired with a classical kigo: setsubun, the last day of winter, which features ritualistic chasing of devils out of the house, allowing good luck for the spring (the […]