A Handsome Duck

red-faced and whiskered dipping his beak water-deep handsome Mandarin Kim M. Russell, 21st January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1589 mandarin ducks (oshidori) Today is a reprise episode of ‘mandarin ducks’, which is a classical kigo for winter. We also have a few haiku with this kigo as examples:  furu ike no oshidori ni […]


courtesan and monk, sleeping under one roof together, moon in a field of clover © Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) heart-warmed by the wantonness and intense scent of beauty Kim M. Russell, 25th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1529 Together … (Tan Renga Challenge) Together is the theme for today and the challenge is to […]