Moonflower

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 […]

Kawasemi

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 […]

Eclipsed

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, […]

Ukai

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 […]