the hawk’s glissando silenced by fresh snow at dusk run home little mouse Kim M. Russell, 29th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1595 hawk (taka) In the penultimate episode of January 2019, in which we’ve been exploring kigo (season words) for winter, we have a classical kigo to work with, which has been […]
hot pink against snow a capricious spindle bursts premature blossoms Kim M. Russell, 27th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1593 flowers out of season (kaeribana) With four days to go this month, we have for more winter kigo for inspiration. Today we have a classical kigo: flowers out of season (kaeribana) and an […]
cold nose and warm lap on a quilt stuffed with feathers a purring cat Kim M. Russell, 24th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1591 quilt (futon) We are exploring classical and modern kigo for winter and today our classical kigo is ‘ quilt’ (or futon), with a few examples: waga hone no […]
red-faced and whiskered dipping his beak water-deep handsome Mandarin Kim M. Russell, 21st January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1589 mandarin ducks (oshidori) Today is a reprise episode of ‘mandarin ducks’, which is a classical kigo for winter. We also have a few haiku with this kigo as examples: furu ike no oshidori ni […]
hooded darkness spilling on the first light snow shadow of the moon hooded darkness not even a star shaped hole in the bowl of the sky spilling on the first light snow a poet’s fresh ink inspiration shadow of the moon flying past its silver face a skein of snow geese Kim M. Russell, 17th […]
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 […]
voices are dispersed with a flurry of snowflakes silence is resumed Kim M. Russell, 13th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1583 winter seclusion (fuyugomori) Today’s classical kigo is ‘winter seclusion) (fuyugomori).