pale moonflower blooms potent with fragrant pollen a fluttering moth Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1450 Moonflower (yuugao) For today’s prompt we have another classical summer kigo, taken from the sub-division ‘plants’: moonflower (yuugao). Chèvrefeuille has shared a few example haiku by Basho (including the first haiku he wrote […]
a shower of sparks fades pink on the horizon euphoria glow Kim M. Russell, 7th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1448 afterglow (yuuyake) Today’s kigo is ‘afterglow’, which means ‘burnt evening’ or yuuyake, the glow of the sky at sunset.
early cup of tea infusing leaves in water an innocent joy Kim M. Russell, 6th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1447 new tea (shincha) Carpe Diem’s theme for this month, ‘One Sunny Day’is all about season words and the classical kigo for Summer, as used by the classical haiku poets. Today’s kigo is […]
white-gloved petal hand orange scent of abundance a wave and it’s gone Kim M. Russell, 4th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1446 mandarin orange blossoms (hana tachibana) Today’s classical kigo prompt is ‘mandarin orange blossoms’.
mirrored in water flashes of blue and orange kingfisher lightning Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1219 Kingfisher (Kawasemi) Today in our exploration of the classical and non-classical kigo (seasonword) for summer, we have a classical kigo and another fishing bird, the kingfisher (kawasemi). Chèvrefeuille reminds us that […]
darkling summer moon a celestial shadow overpowering light Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on bbc.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem #1218 Solar Eclipse Today’s prompt is ‘solar eclipse’, a “modern kigo” for summer, taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku. For inspiration, Chèvrefeuille has shared a number of Jane’s haiku on this kigo, […]
silver fish tail flaps cormorant stretches black wings bonded by a snare Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1217 Cormorant fishing (Ukai) In a month all about classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords), today has shared a haiku by Basho: so fascinating but then so sad: cormorant fishing boat […]