ancient tea kettle music of bubbles and steam tea scent in the air Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1359 The Tea Kettle The fairy tales have come to an end with today’s Japanese story, ‘The Tea Kettle’.
slender willow tree bending to each season’s wind until the axe falls Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1358 Green Willow
in bamboo shadows spring breezes find fingerholes listen to the flute Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1357 The Flute
pink peony opens to the touch of sun a geisha’s lips Kim M. Russell My response to Carpe Diem #1356 The Peony Lantern (Japanese fairy-tale) In today’s episode of our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we have a new Japanese fairytale: ‘The Peony Lantern’.
flames flicker and fade facets of sun-sparked jewels glittering sea foam Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1355 The Sea King and the Magic Jewels (Japanese fairytale) Although I haven’t heard of the Japanese fairy tales we have read so far, I have spotted some similarities with more familiar fairy tales. I […]
a black bowl of cloud destiny’s broom sweeps the sky the sun shines again Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1354 The Black Bowl (Japanese fairytale) Today’s we have a fairytale with a moral about inner beauty and perseverance.
a charm of magpies wings across the Milky Way star lovers’ bridge Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1353 The Star Lovers (A Japanese Fairytale) Today’s fairytale is the story of The Star Festival or Tanabata Festival, about which, Chèvrefeuille tells us, Basho created several haiku.