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).
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 […]
orange flames flicker we are drawn to bonfire heat sparks among the stars Kim M. Russell, 7th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1579 bonfire (takibi) This month we’re exploring modern and classical kigo (seasonwords) for winter. Today’s classical kigo is ‘bonfire’ (takibi).
blooming on the wind icy flowers swirl and melt on a waiting tongue Kim M. Russell, 4th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1577 snowflakes (kazahana) This month we are exploring the kigo (seasonwords) of winter. Chèvrefeuille reminds us that one of the basic rules of a classical haiku is the use of kigo, […]
the silence of mist no ripples in the whiteness a rusty leaf drifts Kim M. Russell, 2nd January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1575 Fuyukasumi (Winter Mist) This month we are finding our inspiration through the kigo (seasonwords) of winter, and today we have a classical kigo: Fuyukasumi (or Winter Mist).