first rays of dawn light penetrating wooden blinds on wings of birdsong Kim M. Russell, 23rd March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of Light. Advertisements
silent morning star curtseys to a fading moon a snowflake sparkles Kim M. Russell, 3rd January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1576 Dawn Today we have a modern kigo, taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: dawn.
midwinter silence empty of birds – no chorus where are the angels? Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #5 a choir of angels
dawn’s fingers of light reminding late night lovers a new day’s arrived Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1296 Dawn’s Left Hand This November, we are exploring The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam and today’s episode is called ‘dawn’s left hand’, from the 2nd quatrain of The Rubaiyat: Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand […]
this summer morning I whisper happy birthday your ghost vanishes Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1214 dawn In a new episode of Haiku Kai, Chèvrefeuille has brought us another modern kigo for summer, taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku, dawn. Mine is rather personal. I would also like to […]
I’m waking on the edge of dawn, shadow-lit and milky-grey, diffused by pigeon’s wings in sun as they ascend into the day. I’m clinging to the edge of dawn, a sparkling morning has arrived, and the magic’s only just begun: mist clears from heaven’s eye, leaves snowdrop-scented dew on lawn, and daffodil trumpets breathe a […]
I stride along a frostbound road, eager to watch the dawn unfold these creased and crumpled fields; hasten due east, towards the tight crack of the horizon squeezing out a gorgeous blood red sun, a genesis – a birth at the very edge of earth. Kim M. Russell, 2017 Photograph by David Russell My […]